NYPD Officer Resigns More Than a Year After Breaking Into Black Woman’s Home, Calling Her ‘N- - - -’
In July 2018, Reynolds, who is white, kicked in the door of a home near an Airbnb in Nashville where he was staying for a bachelor party. The profanity- and epithet-laced tirade he directed at the black family that lived there was captured by a nearby security camera. “Try to shoot me, and I’ll break every f- - - ing bone in your f- - - ing neck,” Reynolds yelled at Conese Halliburton and her four sons, whom he addressed as “f- - - ing n- - - ers.” The officer later claimed to have been drunk at the time and did not remember the incident, but pleaded no contest in September to charges of aggravated criminal trespassing and assault. He was sentenced to 15 days in jail and three years probation. Halliburton, whose youngest sons were 8 and 11 at the time, testified that she was in bed sleeping when Reynolds broke into her home.