A video has surfaced of a police officer in the Bay Area pulling his weapon on two citizens during a traffic stop on Highway 101.
The clip, which was filmed by the female diver, is just over nine minutes long, and shows the officer pointing his gun at the male passenger the entire time.
“You pulled a gun out on me for no f*cking reason right now,” the man tells the officer. “Wow! We’re looking for the paperwork right now. Oh my God! Why you still pointing the gun at me? My hands are right here. I’m not gonna relax. Get the gun off me. Are you serious right now?”
He repeatedly asks the officer to stop pointing his gun, adding that his hands are clearly visibly and that he is complying with the officers orders.
“Is this necessary?” the female drivers asks. “You see there’s nothing on the floor that he was reaching for.”
The officer continues to point his gun into the car as he calls for backup.
According to FOX 11, Campbell Police said the vehicle was pulled over for speeding. The officer asked the driver for her license and additional paperwork, but apparently, as they search for paperwork, he began reaching under his seat… which is when the officer withdrew his gun.
“We understand that it is never a comfortable position to have a gun pointed at you, regardless of whether it is a police officer. Unfortunately, the length of time that the officer’s gun was drawn lasted much longer than normal based on his location. If this same situation would have occurred closer to back-up officers, it would most likely have been resolved much sooner,” Campbell Police Public Information officer Gary Berg said in a statement.
Both the driver and the passenger were issued citations and were allowed to leave.