(WASHINGTON) — In a 46-second video posted on Twitter, a Washington, D.C. police officer appears to be pinning a woman against his patrol car, with her feet dangling off the ground, as he asks her questions.
Neither the male officer, nor the female officer accompanying him were identified in the video posted Monday by Twitter user MacAndCheeks. The male officer can be heard asking the woman her age and whether she “wants to go” as he appears to holds her off the ground with her arms behind her back.
He can also be heard saying, “Your a– is dust.”
“I take care of these little girls,” the woman responds in the video. “I work right there.”
The video does not show what happened before the officer stopped the woman.
The Twitter user said the incident in the video, which she posted Monday, had occurred in Washington D.C., near Howard University at Seventh and T Streets NW. The Twitter user described the area as busy and open.
According to follow-up tweets, an officer helped the woman with her belongings and then she was let go.
So this just happened. I’m TIRED. he literally hopped out and did this immediately to her. No CONVO. Dawg. WTF pic.twitter.com/tf1HpF78up
— Mac. (@MacAndCheeks) August 15, 2016
On Tuesday, in a different video posted by MacAndCheeks, a woman who identified herself as a 32-year-old teacher named Shadon said she was the person pinned and held off the ground by the officer.
“It’s harassment. Either way you look at it, it’s harassment,” she said. “I’m a school teacher and I work out here and I help these little girls all day, every day. So there’s no reason to assume that somebody out here doing the wrong thing and most definitely when I’m here in uniform. Are you serious?”
In a tweet, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) in Washington, D.C. said, “MPD has been made aware of this video and contacted their commanding officer. We’ll investigate this matter.”
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