Another damning video has been recorded and released of a police officer behaving poorly.
An Anaheim off-duty police officer got into a scuffle with children over them walking across his property.
The confrontation began over ongoing issues with juveniles walking across the officer’s property, [Sgt. Daron Wyatt, a spokesman for Anaheim police] said.
In the Tuesday confrontation, a 13-year-old boy is accused of threatening to shoot the off-duty officer, at which time the officer attempted to detain the boy until Anaheim police arrived, Wyatt said.
That led to a physical confrontation between the officer and several other juveniles, Wyatt said. At that time, the officer, who hasn’t been identified, discharged his gun once. (via The Orange County Register)
The 13 year old and his family denies the threat against the officer. The boy can be heard denying it on the video as well. Upon watching the video the first question that comes to mind is “Why is a grown-ass man pulling a gun on children when he could’ve deescalated the situation in numerous ways. One of which might have been to go inside his home and get his badge as opposed to grabbing children and shooting his gun.
But he was obviously terrified, right?
UPDATE: The Officer in question was placed on administrative leave according to a statement released Wednesday evening reports KTLA5
Here’s (very poorly edited) video of a white cop shooting at a group of children of color in Anaheim, California. Watch this. RT this. pic.twitter.com/NrY2iJ5HvW
— Aura Bogado (@aurabogado) February 22, 2017