Another incident involving police brutality was caught on video has gone viral. The footage shows police officers in Denver, Colorado, firing pepper balls at a car as a man screams that his pregnant girlfriend is inside.
The man, who was not protesting, had stopped at a red light when his car was hit by a round of tear gas. Videos of the incident shared on Twitter and YouTube shows the man getting out of his stopped car to yell at officers: “You shot up a car with a pregnant woman in it, with f–king tear gas.”
But then, as the driver in the video continues to inform the officers that there is a pregnant woman in the passenger seat, they spray a barrage of projectiles at the man and the car. The man is outside of the car on the driver’s side, and the passenger’s side, where a woman is sitting, is closest to the officers. The man eventually gets back in his car and drives away as cops continue to fire.
In this video @DenverPolice appear to shoot pepper balls at a car to move traffic. The man gets out to tell police that his girlfriend is pregnant in the car, and they keep shooting.
He isn’t a threat, or even a protestor. We need police reform now. pic.twitter.com/PXEwLUwApK
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) June 4, 2020
Denver police Chief Paul Pazen launched an internal investigation into officers after the video went viral online.