August 10, 2015: A police department have put an officer on administrative leave after he was caught on camera drawing his pistol and menacing an unarmed man who was standing in his front yard.
A police officer has been put on paid administrative leave after he was recorded drawing his pistol on an unarmed man in suburban Californian.
The man filmed the Rohnert Park and Petaluma officer pulling into his street and sitting idle in his squad car before exited the vehicle and walked towards the man, who was recording the officer on his phone.
“He’s now calling in my license plate number,” the man says a few moments before the officer gets out of his car, walks towards him and casually pulls out a gun.
The officer tells him to relax and keep his hands out of his pockets.
“I’ve done nothing,” the man recording repeatedly says.
The officer says he doesn’t know whether the man has a weapon or not.
“What’s wrong with you? Are you some kind of a constitutionalist, or some crazy guy or something like that?” the officer asks.
“Go ahead and have a nice day, put it on YouTube,” he then says before walking back to his car.
The man who uploaded the video, Facebook user Don McComas, claimed on his page that the police had intimidated his family beforehand.