• Michelle Dawn Mooney

Video of Atlantic City officer during traffic stop being investigated

A cell phone video of an Atlantic City police stop that has been shared more than 1,000 times on Facebook is now being investigated by the department. The unnamed officer tells the men in the car that if they don’t act right, “I guarantee you that 90-pound dog is going to come out and going to rip the (expletive) out of you. And if your hand disappears, I’m going to knock you the (expletive) out.” The video first posted under the Facebook page Showout Ofg made its way to the department, and Chief Henry White has ordered an Internal Affairs investigation, according to a news release. “The language and tone used by our officer in the video is concerning and is not condoned by this department,” Sgt. Kevin Fair said. “The officer involved was wearing a body-worn camera, which will be reviewed by detectives.” The officer is on administrative assignment pending the outcome of the investigation, meaning he will be on desk duty. “There’s two ways that this can go, take that phone and stick it out of my face,” the officer says as the video begins. “I’m not going to tell you again. He assures the occupants that “my camera’s on, so don’t worry about it,” referring to the body cameras all Atlantic City police now wear. “Citizens are reminded that we will accept any complaint regarding our officers,” the release said. “The Atlantic City Police Department is committed to investigate all complaints in an expeditious and thorough manner.” Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the department’s Internal Affairs Section at 609-347-5833.

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