Delaware State Police are reviewing a video that appears to show one of its troopers pulling a gun on a black driver during a traffic stop, a state police spokesman told NBC News.
The driver, Mack Buckley, uploaded the minute-and-23-second cellphone video from Feb. 14 to Facebook that shows the trooper opening the car door, pointing a gun at Buckley and trying to get him to step out of the car.
“No, no, no. You cannot, you cannot pull me out of this,” Buckley is heard saying to the officer right before the gun is drawn.
Buckley then repeatedly asks: “Why are you pulling a gun on me?”
“Stop reaching for sh-t. Hands on the car,” the officer responds.
Police declined to comment on the video to NBC News but said authorities are reviewing it.
“The Delaware State Police is aware of the video and it is currently under review. I will update you further as information becomes available,” Delaware State Police spokesman Sgt. Richard Bratz told NBC News.
Buckley wrote in his Facebook post that he was originally pulled over for allegedly speeding, but did not get a speeding ticket:
The officers name who stopped me was A Corporal O’Neil… who also revealed himself to be a racist. On the way to the troop he kept referring to YOU PEOPLE. I asked him who was YOU PEOPLE since there was only him and I in the vehicle. Then he proceeded to say I was a worthless piece of shit. He then said you probably didn’t funish high school. Your a piece of shit… and he wouldn’t give a fuck if YOU PEOPLE died tomorrow. I asked him again who YOU PEOPLE were… and he said society. I said what society? It’s just you and me in the vehicle. Then he proceeds to tell me… oh.. go ahead and play the race card to which I replied… I never said anything about race. I asked you who were you referring to when you said YOU PEOPLE. The only question I asked you is why you pulled me over.
Once I started displaying that I knew my rights he started getting pissed. Notice in the video he tries to knock the phone from my hand as he is yanking me from my car. He holsters the weapon and keeps yanking. He then instructs me to REMOVE MY SEATBELT. A few seconds I reached for my phone to record and he yells STOP REACHING FOR SHIT!! So wait… I can reach for my seatbelt at gunpoint, but I can’t reach for my phone?
This is just the first 1:25 seconds… my phone recorded for 33 minutes and 11 seconds. He didn’t know I had already hit the button before the bullshit. Unfortunately, the shit he said in his vehicle I don’t have recorded, but I’ve been assured by LT. Skinner Badge #358 and another female LT. at Troop 7 that the inside is also recorded.
Watch the video, below: