DETROIT (WXYZ) — The Detroit Police Department says they have identified one officer and are working to identify others who appeared in a video of a confrontation with protesters.
The department made the announcement on Twitter.
This video was brought to our attention. We have launched an investigation. The @detroitpolice department is taking this matter very seriously. We have identified one of the officers involved and am working to identify the others. pic.twitter.com/XjtVGnxgfD— Detroit Police Dept. (@detroitpolice) May 31, 2020
The tweet from DPD shows a screenshot of the tweet below, which includes the video, which is says was posted on Facebook on Friday night.
This video, posted last night by a Facebook user in Detroit MI, appears to document some shocking, out-of-control conduct by law enforcement.— Arlen Parsa (@arlenparsa) May 30, 2020
If they weren't in uniform we would call this gang type behavior.
Please address this, @detroitpolice @ChiefJECraigDPD, @MayorMikeDuggan pic.twitter.com/FNJx5usnSI