he Plainfield Police Department in Indiana placed a captain on administrative leave after she accused her coworkers of having "white male privilege."
According to the Indy Channel, on Nov. 1 officers in Plainfield, Ind., were asked to attend the Police Supervisors Transgender Awareness Training session.
The training session aimed to teach them how to interact with transgender members of the community.
The course was taught by a representative from the United States Department of Justice as well as a U.S. attorney.
The publication reported that halfway through the session, a 28-year veteran of the Plainfield Police Department questioned the instructors about a statistic, which suggests that transgender people are 3.32 times more likely to experience violence from police.
Video from the training session, provided by the police department to the Indy Channel, captured the exchange.
"My life has never been part of police violence," the officer said.
"Most of the people that I know have never been…accused the police of violence (SIC), so I guess I don't get where that statistic comes from."
The officer was the interrupted by Capt. Carri Weber.
"Because of your white male privilege," she stated.
According to the Indy Channel, the officer and others in the room were angered by Weber's comments.
An instructor attempted to regain control of the room to no avail.