Police have launched an investigation into a videotaped incident in New Orleans, The City in which an officer was seen behind the wheel of a patrol jeep brandishing his gun in the direction of scores of protesting residents.
Acting Assistant Superintendent of Police David Welch told Barbados TODAY this afternoon that the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) had opened the probe into all the issues related to video, which went viral on social media over the weekend.
The video showed the policeman waving his firearm at the crowd before deciding to put on the siren and reverse his vehicle out of the area, while noisy residents hurled expletives at him and threatened to take the gun away.
At one point, another police officer was seen opening the back door of the vehicle and then shutting it again before the police jeep moved off.
It is not yet known what lead to the officer to pull his gun during the confrontation.