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Baltimore Police Lt. Suspended After Calling Black Lives Matter Protesters 'Thugs


"This frustrated a number of people."

Lt. Victor Gearhart (Image source: WJZ-TV)

A Baltimore police lieutenant has been suspended from the force after he sent out an email to his colleagues referring to Black Lives Matter protesters as "thugs."

Lt. Victor Gearhart, a 33-year veteran, reportedly made the controversial statement in an email to union members. The message surfaced just one day after protesters interrupted a police conference being held at a hotel in downtown Baltimore, WJZ-TV reported.

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