Texas cop ‘pepper sprays’ passing bikers on highway (VIDEO)

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A police investigation has been launched after a video posted online appears to show an officer macing a group of bikers on a highway in Texas.

The video was posted Monday, a day after the incident took place on the US Highway 297 in Fort Worth.

The episode began when a police officer pulled over a red pickup truck which was traveling with the bikers and issued citations to the driver for not having a license, and to two others for standing in the bed of the truck.

As the bikers approach, the video shows the officer get out of his vehicle and spray them with what seems to be pepper spray.

In a statement, Fort Worth officials named the policeman involved as Officer Figueroa, a “six-year veteran” who has been“removed from uniformed patrol duties and placed in an administrative capacity pending the investigation”.

Police say they had received a number of calls reporting reckless driving relating to the motorcyclists. However, the biker who shot the video disputes this claim.

Biker Jack Kinney said he did not see any reckless driving and accused the department of running a “propaganda campaign to try to mitigate the damage”, The Star Telegram reports.

“What’s in the video? The people at that time, they weren’t committing any crime,” Kinney told the local paper. “They were driving slower than the speed limit and they got pepper sprayed for it.”

Another biker called Chase Stone said the police action could have resulted in serious injury or death.

“If one or two or three of those riders had their face masks up and that would have hit them in the eyes, it would have more than likely sent them down,” Stone said.

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7 Responses to "Texas cop ‘pepper sprays’ passing bikers on highway (VIDEO)"

  1. nawlins  March 16, 2016 at 11:17 am

    I have been seeing a lot more of this in the last few years. Cops doing outlandish things that are so blatantly in your face as to defy reason. Is it an individual act of stupidity, or did someone put him up to it?

    Are these random events (even though grouped around departments with bad records), or is there a method to the madness. Perhaps a deliberate attempt to provoke a violent or armed response? The PTB going after the low hanging fruit of people who would fall for such a manuever.

    • Worker Bee  March 16, 2016 at 5:16 pm

      “…or did someone put him up to it?”

      Wonder if he had the ADL sponsored Israeli police violence training?

  2. Raptor  March 16, 2016 at 7:46 am

    This, without question, is one of the dumbest things I’ve ever seen anyone do. This person has a serious lack of judgment skills and should never, ever be afforded the opportunity to police anything, let alone the public.

    Plain stupid …

    Raptor

  3. guitargirl  March 16, 2016 at 6:36 am

    Insane! How in the world does this cop even come up with the idea to do this?

    Regina

  4. MileHighLife  March 16, 2016 at 5:27 am

    As Dubbya says…”Don’t mace with Texas!”

  5. Worker Bee  March 15, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    When police are accused of wrongdoing, why do they get extra paid vacation (aka “administrative leave”)?

  6. Edward Dodge  March 15, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    That cop should be fired and charged with intentionally endangering motorists.

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