An El Paso, Texas, police officer has been relegated to desk duty after a disturbing video surfaced of the cop pointing a gun at a group of children and roughly arresting one of the boys last week.
The incident took place on Thursday when police said they responded to a call about a group of young boys trespassing near a recreation center in the western Texas city bordering Mexico.
The video, which was uploaded to a user’s Facebook page on Friday, appears to show a police officer pushing one of the boys against a wall with his knee while the other boys taunt the officer and hurl profanity at him.
The officer can then be seen drawing his gun and pointing it at some of the boys, who recoil, before the cop quickly re-holsters his service weapon.
His partner then drags the kid into the street and the first officer whips out his baton and begins screaming for the onlookers to “get back,” before eventually pushing a woman and getting into a heated verbal argument with her.
The person filming the confrontation can be heard saying, “We’re going to put a report on these two fools. It’s all good.” The officer then comes after the man filming the incident and can be seen arresting him as well.
Two people were arrested, according to police, including one minor and one adult.
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SOURCE: ABC News, Mark Osborne