The LAPD has launched an investigation to determine whether cops still in service were present at retired veteran’s charity party when a former cop sang an extremely racist song about Michael Brown – the unarmed black man whose death in the hands of a white cop sparked the Ferguson protests.
A video of former cop Gary Fishell singing ‘Bad Michael Brown’ at a charity event organized by retired LAPD officer Joe Myers was published by TMZ on Tuesday (video below), and the shocking lyrics of what was meant to be a parody of Jim Croce’s Bad Bad Leroy Brown can be seen below:
Michael Brown learned a lesson about a messin’
With a badass policeman
And he’s bad, bad Michael Brown
Baddest thug in the whole damn town
Badder than old King Kong
Meaner than a junkyard dog
Two men took to fightin’
And Michael punched in through the door
And Michael looked like some old Swiss cheese
His brain was splattered on the floor
And he’s dead, dead Michael Brown
Deadest man in the whole damn town
His whole life’s long gone
Deader than a roadkill dog
Now LAPD’s Internal Affairs unit is investigating, and if any serving cop is found to be present at the party and found to have exhibited ‘conduct unbecoming of a police officer,’ they could face disciplinary action.
Meanwhile, Fishell’s lawyer told TMZ that his client had thought the song would make people laugh, but he realized too late that it was’off color and in poor taste.’
‘He’s a goofball who writes funny songs,’ Fishell’s lawyer added.