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Incident Report for Case #2020-78043

Incident Type


Incident Date

02/24/2020 - 8:26 PM


22 S. Carroll St. (Best Western Premier Park Hotel)


     The MPD is asking that a hate crime enhancer be added to tentative charges of battery or threat to law enforcement, and disorderly conduct, after a man threatened a black MPD officer last night.
     James J. Schultz, age 44, created repeated disturbances inside the Best Western Premier Park Hotel, 22 S. Carroll St.
     The MPD officer told Schultz he could be cited for trespassing if he continued to come back inside the hotel after being asked by both management and police to leave.
     Schultz escalated disruptive behavior telling the officer, "I'm white, you're black. I'm superior to you, mother(expletive) ... I'm going to kill you ... you can't touch me."
    He continued to make similar racist statements while being taken to jail.  

Released 02/25/2020 at 10:07 AM by PIO Joel Despain

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