VIDEO: 'Activists' Threaten, Try To Intimidate D.C. Police Officers

DC Metro police officers were confronted by an aggressive mob while they were conducting an investigation on Tuesday.

Washington, DC – Police are investigating a heated exchange that took place between an aggressive man and a DC Metro police officer outside an apartment building on Tuesday (video below).

Cell phone footage showing a portion of the altercation was posted to Twitter by Black Lives Matter DC on Wednesday.

Members of the Metro Police Department’s (MPD) Crime Suppression team were investigating an unoccupied BMW parked in the 1600-block of W Street Southeast in Anacostia when they were approached by three people, MPD spokesperson Dustin Sternbeck told The Washington Post.

The individuals closed in on the officers, impeded their inquiry, and refused to back away.

A small but unruly crowd soon gathered around the officers, to include a man who yelled profanities at them and held a cellphone inches from one officer’s face.

The man then “took an aggressive fighting stance, balled his fists, and advanced toward” one of the officers, according to an arrest affidavit.

In response, the officer “extended his arms in the direction” of the suspect to keep him away, then arrested him, police said.

Cell phone footage showed the man as he held the camera near the officer’s face.

The officer knocked the device away and told him to back up, then shoved him in the chest with both hands when he failed to comply, the video showed.

The officers immediately took the man into custody.

“The issue that we have is officer safety,” DC Police Union President Stephen Bigelow said, according to WTOP.

“You have the right to record officers. You have the right to say whatever you want to say,” Bigelow added. “But there’s a line that you cross when you walk within an inch of the officer’s face and put your finger in his face and walk behind officers that are armed and come within an inch of them while they’re doing an investigation.”

One woman and three men were arrested during the melee, The Washington Post reported. At least two of the suspects were charged for assaulting police.

Metro is reviewing multiple cell phone videos as part of an investigation into the altercation.

You can watch footage from the scene in the videos below. Multiple videos, scroll down for more.:

Comments (127)
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Mig Alley
Mig Alley

Usual suspects. In other words......13%ers

Trueferblue
Trueferblue

Doin wat dey do goodest.

Curbcooler
Curbcooler

Yawn🙄. Well it snot like cops yelling profanities at citizens on daily basis and get in ther faces and then unjusty best, assault or shoot them and then charge the vicims with assualt. Oh that’s right they do! I’m glad this man was released. The first amendment applies to all. These Sam endotoxins cops just had the same Protest in Chicago outside Kim fox’s office a few weeks ago.

BruthaV
BruthaV

Disrespectful animals, and should be treated accordingly.

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

These black people give other black peoples a bad rap. And as far as the female that got arrested, NO SHIT SHE’S A FEMALE! All you ignorant people standing around filming and yelling “that’s a female! She a Female!” Doesn’t give her a fucking pass to NOT get arrested let alone to IGNORE the officers instructions. Just the mere fact that she’s a female don’t mean she can’t hurt the officer or damage property. So in case you ignorant people didn’t understand that, BEING A FEMALE DON’T MEAN SHIT as far as being treated differently when getting arrested. Don’t matter who you are, what you are, what color you are, if you don’t follow directions, you get dealt with accordingly. Remember Police “react” to what the situation is given. You speak calmly, we speak calmly, if you want to speak over us, we will get louder, if you want to yell and swear and act a damn fool, then you get treated like a fool. You have a gun, we shoot. Simple as that. Remember that and you ignorant people such as these in the video may actually go home instead of getting arrested, being shot, or dead.

PSC 1060
PSC 1060

Fuck with the bull you get the horns... now go call rev Al and go play the getto lottery... when does this nonsense stop?

Sailor
Sailor

They were cowards trying to instigate a problem. Excellent discipline and restraint.

LEO0301
LEO0301

The usual suspects were looking for material to post on line. Same thing plays out throughout the country everyday. They can't earn an honest living so they try for the newest craze. That's right, the ghetto lottery.

barton4950
barton4950

Same shit different day with BLM. Makes no sense to try and speak any kind of rational thought to them BECAUSE all they REALLY want out of their supposed activism is to be able to break the law, act like animals and generally not conform to society's rules AND get away with it without being hassled. PERIOD.

NotAlib
NotAlib

Obama's legacy the emboldened thug and the war on cops.... Thank a Democrat and their complicit liberal media for helping turn the urban centers of America into liberal utopias and sanctuary shitholes.

Democrats have morphed into the trade union for America's malignancies.  Thugs, criminals, MS13, dishonest attorneys, Porn Stars, radicals, illegals, and anything else that runs counter to our constitution, norms, laws, or sovereignty is a welcome vote to Democrats.

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

#1 thing you DO NOT DO is get within 5 feet of an LEO's face!! Anyone with any common sense knows that and that is the problem, they are fucking stupid!!!

Cstuartsr
Cstuartsr

It’s funny how they provoke Officers and they start filming when officers take action and they never film the whole incident then they want to raise hell. That’s why I firmly believe in every officer wearing a body cam. Lastly it’s funny how they believe somebody’s phone video over an officer’s body cam.

NomonK
NomonK

Videoing, observing, protesting or cursing the cops is all fine and legal BUT there is a limit as to how close you are and what you are causing while doing so. Blocking a street, inciting violence or interfering with the duty of the officers is a NO. The Safety of the Officers is Paramount. When you violate the safety area they are going to move you back. DC Police you did a great job and all BLM wants is to raise hell and money.

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

Obviously, the courts are not charging these nimrods enough in Fines. Interfering with an officer during an investigation, LIKE THESE PEOPLE DID, should be a year in jail to start with, and a heavy fine too

HonestC
HonestC

I'd like to thank all those who are filming these events and posting them to social media. We know you believe you are "outing" the police. Actually, you are proving their actions were warranted.

DUH!!

Grog
Grog

Ghetto rats.

NickyJ
NickyJ

These fools know exactly what they are doing causing problems get arrested then scream police brutality. Then wait for the bleeding hearts to pay out. These people make me sick.

observer1
observer1

This looks like it was written by a D student 4th grader.

CrybabyDemoLibTard
CrybabyDemoLibTard

I wonder if they yell gender while they’re robbing and killing each other?!?!

And I’d be willing to bet the DC doesn’t back their people!!!

I tell all of my friends to stay out of law enforcement!

jjrn13
jjrn13

This shit has GOT to stop. HOW police officers deal with the worst of the worst, day in, day out and still some how maintain their sanity, just a mystery to me. My God, a simple traffic stop can AND SOMETIMES DOES, result in their death.
These ppl were LOOKING for trouble, provoking trouble and surprise, trouble what they got.
When a PO instructs you, “stand back,” YOU STAND BACK Want to video, stand back and video Get up in a PO’s grill, you are INVITING trouble, deserve exactly that, trouble. DCPD had BETTER back their ppl up lest they find their officers assaulted on the regular.

Onlygodcanjudgeme
Onlygodcanjudgeme

As a black person your right every life matters not just black ,all community have sick peoples including white one where the crazy white boy and girls go to school and shoot and kill all innocent peoples white and black I’m just saying the we as community needs to educate all community how to deal with officers cause what does the words on the patrols cars say protect and serve we should never for get that people

Old Hawg
Old Hawg

If a police officer gives you a lawful order and you refuse to obey it or even worse, are openly defiant in your refusal, you may pretty much expect to get yourself arrested. And it will be nobody's fault but your own.

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

I myself have been known from time to time to interfere with a police investigation and get in an officers face! I make sure to thank them for the thankless job they all do for protecting all of us, shake their hands, say a quick prayer for them if they'll allow and then I'm on my merry way.

61mouse
61mouse

BLM = BLACK LIES MATTER

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

When you play stupid games, you win stupid prizes. In the days of old, wooden sticks would have deployed and they would have gone to jail with lumps.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Curbcooler said "98 percne tof if all mass shootings and school shltings done by white makes eahc year! Wow."

Using my special "urban decoder ring " I think I was able to decode "Mass school shitings? " .........CC do you mean to say you object to people taking a collective mass dump? Please clarify for us.

Skycop
Skycop

The question that should be posed to the BLM folks, and their supporters, is would you tolerate someone doing to you what these people did to the police? If they were being honest, it would be a unequivocal "NO." To top it off, if honesty prevailed they would've probably, at a minimum, beat the crap out of them.

BanditOne
BanditOne

13% just bring 13%, it's all they know. These thugs won't mess any work while serving jail time.

Janken
Janken

This is the type of people who wants to run our country and destroy it. THE FUTURE??? God help us all

NealZ
NealZ

you can take them out of the ghetto but you can't take the ghetto out of them

DarrellB
DarrellB

May have everything to do with the app recently discovered. Beware!

The web site is copstopguardian.com. It allegedly is a service where they “serve as a third party mediator at traffic and police stops…”.

What caught my eye as a potential officer safety issue is the “Cop Stop Flash Mob”. 2a. Cop Stop Operator ask the officer(s) for name(s) and badge number(s) to submit for verification as well as file charges in case of any misconduct, ... while simultaneously sending out a #Cop Stop Flash Mob distress signal to App owners/users within a half a mile radius to mob that traffic stop for Community support and for extra video documentation. An Alert Notification will also be sent to App owners/users nationwide regarding the traffic stop.

BAD-LIEUTENANT
BAD-LIEUTENANT

Some things will never change.

Sandi2
Sandi2

Should have hit the taser on all of them. Watch them do the rolling in the street dance.
Doesn't look like this is the first time any of them have been in handcuffs. Why aren't they working? Bet we are paying for each and everyone of them to be roaming the street looking for trouble

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

All here try to display and show off their own displeasure through: poor attitude, in your face actions, confrontation, aggressiveness, combativeness, refusal to follow directives, arrogance, shouting, profanity.......etc. and they wonder why it causes them even more problems. Apparently no one here ever heard the saying "you get more with honey than you do with vinegar". Since they have difficulty in having a meaningful and calm discussion articulating their views and cannot control their own emotions the end result is what you typically see / read. This is what they know.

GForce48
GForce48

It is fun to watch a trash removal operation in progress!

GForce48
GForce48

Throwing the BS flag on "curbcooler's" stupid ass comment!

NFPD103
NFPD103

typical conduct by the usual suspects