"We got a little situation up here. We got another corpse in a cell."
These words, spoken by a man wearing a Multnomah County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) sergeant's uniform, begin the video "Skinny and Chubbs! (Portland)". Apparently, the video was made by sheriff's corrections deputies, perhaps as a joke. The video is available to anyone right now on Youtube.
The video features scenes of uniformed MCSO deputies running inside a correctional facility, an inmate laying on the floor with a puddle of blood around his head, and the heroes of the video, "Skinny and Chubbs", who are likely MCSO corrections deputies as well. Skinny and Chubbs are "corrections investigators", who also run around, shoot guns (which appear to be Glocks, perhaps the same weapons they were issued for their jobs), fight with people, and one of them rides on the hood of a moving car.
The video can be found by going here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9NnANBtNcw
And here is a second video of "Skinny and Chubbs", showing them (among other things) chasing and subduing an African American person riding a skateboard:
It is disappointing that MCSO corrections deputies, especially those in authority (such as the sergeant) would participate in a video like this - deaths in custody are certainly no joke. Remember James Chasse? And what about the MCSO staff involved doing some of the things shown on the video while they were apparently working? Is this what our tax dollars should be paying for? I don't think so.
"The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is seeking individuals of exceptional character and ability to join our staff of Corrections Deputies", says a corrections deputy job announcement on Multnomah County's website.