AFRICANGLOBE – A new video appears to show a New Rochelle police officer pulling his gun on a group of Black teens who had reportedly been having a snowball fight. “Don’t f*cking move, guys,” the officer tells them, before frisking two kneeling on the ground.
“They were having a snowball fight,” a woman is heard to say in the video. “This group of guys was having a snowball fight and now a cop has a gun on them.”
Talk of the Sound obtained audio from the police radio feed, in which there was apparent talk of a man with a gun. The blog also identified the officer in the video as Sgt. Joseph Salerno.
“New Rochelle Police were responding to a 911 emergency call reporting a man with gun at that location,” according to a statement issued by city management (note: not) New Rochelle PD). “The claim was unsustained. The incident will be reviewed by the department.”
Pressure continues to mount on social media against New Rochelle PD.
In other bullshit cop-snowball news, in early 2014 an eighth grader allegedly beaned a Chicago police officer in the arm with a snowball and was charged with felony battery.