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Viral Video of Police Harassment Prompts Investigation

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability says it’s investigating an incident where a Chicago police officer was captured on video using profane and threatening language in an interaction with two young men. “I kill motherfuckers,” says the officer at one point just before he’s asked if he attempted to hit the person filming with his car. Despite filming police while they’re on duty being a perfectly legal action in Illinois, the officer tells the person filming they need “two party consent” and at one point threatens to arrest the person for “walking in the street.” “This kind of behavior is not what is expected of Department members and is in contrast to the hard work we have done and continue to do to rebuild trust with the communities we serve,” Chicago Police said in a statement (NBC5)

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