In radio terms a ‘Hot Mic’ means that a microphone in turned on and everything that is being said around the mic can be heard to where the sound is being broadcasted.
Now that we know the terminology here is what went down in New York.
During the protests in the name of George Floyd that have been going on now for over a week, the other day in Brooklyn allegedly an officer didn’t realize that their mic was hot when they were trying to manage protestors and allegedly yelled “Shoot those motherf*****s.” and another yelled “Run them over.”
But was it really a mistake or was it someone else?
New York officials are aware of the recorded transmissions and are looking into them however, they did also say that during these protests some police radios were stolen, so there is an authenticity element at play here if it was really police officers or some on the alleged ‘counterfeit protestors’ or someone else heard over the police scanners.
Take a listen below