VIDEO: Dept. Investigating Cop Pulling Gun When Surrounded By Hostile Juveniles

An El Paso officer is under investigation after he pulled his weapon on a group of obnoxious, foul-mouthed children.

El Paso, TX – An El Paso police officer has been placed on desk duty while the department investigates a viral video that showed him pointing his duty weapon at a confrontational crowd of foul-mouthed children (video below).

The incident occurred in the 6700-block of Sambrano Avenue just before 6 p.m. on Thursday, El Paso Police Department Sergeant Enrique Carrillo said during a Saturday press conference, according to the El Paso Times.

“The initial call went out as a criminal trespassing in progress,” Sgt. Carrillo explained. “The officers arrived and were handling that when they encountered the suspect involved in the criminal trespass and from there the events you witnessed in this video unfolded.”

The department did not release further details regarding the events that led up to the start of the video, which had nearly 5 million views as of Monday afternoon.

The footage showed the lone officer as he was surrounded by a hoard of children yelling profanities. He grasped his holstered duty weapon with his right hand, as he held his left hand on the head of a child he had sitting on the ground at his feet.

“F--k you, p---y!” one child yelled at him.

The officer then drew his weapon, the video showed.

“Back up, motherf--ker!” the officer commanded before he re-holstered his weapon.

The officer braced the child on the ground against a cement pillar with his leg as he tried to keep his eyes on the individuals surrounding him from all sides.

“F--k you!” the kids behind him yelled repeatedly. “You can’t do that to him! P---y -ss motherf--ker!”

“Yeah, that’s why I f--king hate cops,” one child said in a high-pitched voice. “For pointing a gun at us and s--t!”

A second officer suddenly rushed into the fray, and the officers pulled the seated boy off of the curb and onto his stomach, the video showed.

“Hey b---h!” one child screamed. “Get the f--k off of him, b---h!”

While the second officer placed the boy into handcuffs, the initial officer attempted to disperse the unruly crowd.

“Step back,” he ordered as he deployed his expandable baton. “I’m telling you to move.”

The individual behind the camera reassured the child on the ground that she planned to “put a report on these two fools.”

The teen then passed his phone off to someone else as the initial officer grabbed him and placed him into handcuffs.

The new cameraperson continued to heckle the officer, calling him a “wanna-be f--king cop and s­--t,” and suggesting that he “do your job right,” the video showed.

“F--k ya’lls p---y -ss n----rs!” a child off-camera screamed as the officers placed the two individuals into the back of a patrol vehicle.

The woman behind the camera continued to yell at the officers, then ran away when one of them began to approach her, the video showed.

“I know where you live,” the officer told her.

“I don’t give a s--t, I’ll move, n----r,” she retorted.

The woman quickly returned to the scene to record the officers as they argued with the children and took another kid into custody, the video showed.

It was unclear whether the third individual was actually arrested.

“A f--king cop without a badge and a gun, they ain’t s--t,” one child proclaimed. “White cop had to come back up this n----r!”

“As soon as you don’t got uniforms I’m gonna pull a gun on you, b---h. See how you like it!” the child yelled, while the woman behind the camera voiced her agreement with his threat.

“Yeah, let’s see how that feels,” she chimed in. “These are little kids, but wait ‘til they grow up and give you a hard -ss time.”

As more officers arrived at the scene, the children announced that the initial officer had “offended us with a gun.”

Sgt. Carrillo and El Paso Deputy City Manager Dionne Mack said that an adult and a juvenile were arrested for interfering with the duties of a police officer as a result of the incident, the El Paso Times reported.

The department has launched an internal investigation to determine whether officers followed department policies during their interactions with the unruly crew.

"The whole investigation process with IA [Internal Affairs] will determine whether the officer followed protocol, look at all of the related incidents that surrounded that, take an opportunity to [do] interviews," Mack said, according to the El Paso Times. "And go through that entire process, so all the facts and data are gathered before any conclusions are drawn."

You can watch the altercation in the video below:

Comments (57)
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dbosse
dbosse

Notice the hispanic voices? Bet a bunch of them are illegals. If they are going to live in our country they need to respect and obey the police.

spclopr8tr
spclopr8tr

Just a bunch of animals without fur.

Szrudy3
Szrudy3

Hey I wish the welfare dept would ID those kids. Let their parents support these kids without financial aid and pay their legal bills. The woman is encouraging those to be violent and not to use their brains. I wonder if they are smart enough to do thing on their own or do they have to be told. These kids have no future because their parents don't give them the structure of being a intelligent individual aka a leader not a follower

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Cop pulling a gun on children. This will play well.

Bscope2
Bscope2

Wow those parents allow those kids to talk like that ? Officer shouldn’t of pulled his gun but he should of arrested those mothers who allowed their kids to attack that officer. Pure lack of respect and parenting I agree If those kids don’t get under control everyone of them will be in prison by the time their 16 yrs old

BruthaV
BruthaV

Zero respect for, and zero fear of, the folks who are protecting our communities. Based upon the attitude of the low-life mother, you can see where the kids learned this behavior. I'm sure most of them will end up in jail -- or the morgue.

Teijeiro2
Teijeiro2

THESE ARE NOT JUVENILES THEY ARE BLM THUGS. EVERYONE OF THEM SHOULD HAVE BEEN ARRESTED AND THEN, EVERY PARENT (laughter) SHOULD BE ARRESTED.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@BruthaV Good word choice. Why would you need to fear a protector?

GForce48
GForce48

Nice behavior by these delinquents.

BruthaV
BruthaV

Fear in that when an adult -- particularly one in authority (e.g., a police officer, parent, teacher, shop owner, etc.) -- gives you a command, they have no fear of the consequences for their recalcitrant behavior. I subscribe the Machiavellian principle that it is better to be feared than to be loved. I loved my father, but I feared him more. Often times my impetus for doing what I was told was fear, not love.

TeneteLineam
TeneteLineam

@Hi_estComnDenomn If somebody is a criminal who preys on others, then they absolutely should fear the police. If there’s no fear of the police then there’s no fear of consequence for crimes and it emboldens them. Use your head, you know thats what BruthaV was referring to but, as usual, you’re being your tiresome obtuse self. Seriously this cop-hate is getting old, you realize most people on here are cops/first responders right? Myself included. People who ACTUALLY know what it is to put on a uniform every day to protect our communities while you sit there and sneer with your smug, self-righteous contempt.

fedupveteran
fedupveteran

There is no fear anymore in society, especially in kids. They have been taught from birth that the cops want to kill you and you don't have to do what they say and they grow up around the vile and profane language they spew and then people wonder why society is going down the toilet. Welcome to America 2018, the newest 3rd world country on the verge of total anarchy. Thank you democrats! And for the officers that showed up half dressed, show some damn pride and professionalism and put your uniform on properly! Yeah, I know it's hot in the vest but I'd rather be standing with a hot, sweaty and stinky brother or sister than to be embarrassed by them looking like that.

WAHJR
WAHJR

Yeah, what we need is another 3-4 million of those animals in this country. It's a crying shame we can't get rid of the ones that are already here. Never have I heard such language out of children. Young and innocent my ass! I would have been AOK if the officer had opened fire on the delinquents. The sad part is none of them would have been missed in the scheme of things because they're never going to amount to anything anyway. What a mess we've created by not securing our borders 30 years ago.

rovaz
rovaz

Had any of those kids being mine, a nice leather belt would be waiting for them. Teach them respect. Absolutely no place for that kind of display of disrespect to our Law Enforcer.

Katarina
Katarina

rovaz Agree completely. I remember as a kid having a friend in the car tell my dad there was a 'Cop" behind us. He was told that was a 'Police Officer" and he could be behind us like anyone else traveling our direction.

angeljako
angeljako

All the death threats and they didn't arrest the camera bitch.

rds40
rds40

Must be a wonderful area. Guess they will be whining life sucks in a few years and it's everyone elses fault. What a dump.

Hi_estComnDenomnn
Hi_estComnDenomnn

Every single one of those kids' parents I'm sure are upstanding members of society.....

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@TeneteLineam They're not criminals, they're children. And didn't i already tell you to get in line with the other jock riders, clown?

Hi_estComnDenomnn
Hi_estComnDenomnn

VeteranWife
VeteranWife

If This hispanic lady took the time to Raise her kids right, They wouldn't have had to be there! Using such Language in front of the kids, sure doesn't HELP!

Celtic Gyrl
Celtic Gyrl

El Paso is full of illegals and if I had to guess I would say this entire pack of little animals and their mommas are illegal. This is an example of the “poor, innocent children” that bleeding heart open borders supporters are crying over. They’re rabid vicious little thug wannabes that will grow up to be MS-13 gangbangers. This whole incident was outrageous and disgusting. The officers should be commended for their restraint and control when faced with a mob of attacking street rats.

TeneteLineam
TeneteLineam

@Hi_estComnDenomn Big words coming from some IT drone who’s never put on a uniform or seen any type of real danger, yet thinks he’s billy badass shit-talking real responders on a pro-police forum. Well, don’t worry buddy. You crack on, fixing your granny’s PC and chowing down that next bag of Cheetos. Those of us who have the guts to go out and put ourselves in harms way every shift will keep you safe. Oh, and if we want your opinion on our work, we’ll give it you. You fucking helmet.

ByAnyMeansNecessary
ByAnyMeansNecessary

@TeneteLineam I wore a uniform for many years. I also highly doubt you're a millennial if you think I'm in the computer business.

Let's be honest, unless you live in LA or an area that i travel to regularly, we will never meet. Stop the tough talk, fat fuck.

Take your old big-talking ass to the back of the line like i told you earlier. And no, you can't speak to the manager.

Necroignisamoron
Necroignisamoron

@villagepeoplebyanymeansnecessary,

Necroignisamoron
Necroignisamoron

@ByAnyMeansNecessary, it gives your username a whole new meaning!

Hi_estComnDenomnn
Hi_estComnDenomnn

@Necroignisamoron Good one! Looks just like me! I did say ANY!

Necroignisamoron
Necroignisamoron

This guy thought little dinosaurs weren’t dangerous...

ByAnyMeensNecessary
ByAnyMeensNecessary

Mrs10
Mrs10

It's painfully obvious that the kids were simply repeating the crass language and disrespectful attitudes towards authority (police in this case) that they've learned at home. As the woman in the video became more emboldened and base so did the kids. It's a really really sad commentary on life seeing young people - and adults - who no longer have the ability to have conversations without dropping four letter words and/or racial slurs. I'm so thankful for how I was raised and that I've never met kids with such awful speech. The cop shouldn't have pulled his gun - the only thing I can assume is that he was alone and felt he was in danger from the large number of people yelling hostile phrases. Wow. This just makes me so depressed.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Sad commentary of what is so wrong with the minority communities of this country. Children parroting what they hear from their parents or adult family members. I agree with another poster that the children became emboldened when the so called adult was verbally abusing the officer. I've been in similar situations myself in these type of neighborhoods. I always thought that if I ever got shot it would be from one of these rug rats because they just don't understand the consequences of their actions.

LEO0301
LEO0301

If I ever spoke that way my dad would have knocked me into next week.

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

More Ferguson Effect. The demonization of the police by BLM, "liberal" politicians, The Corrupt Liberal Media, and being supersized by the NFL has its consequences.

LoveBlueLives
LoveBlueLives

Children that young acting like, perhaps they weren't acting, potty-mouthed hooligans. This will play well.

Gramercy
Gramercy

Parents should be held liable and payable and detonable for the actions of the young "hooligans!" They got their "mouths" from somewhere..and chose what they did!

TeneteLineam
TeneteLineam

@ByAnyMeansNecessary Yeah, a Burger King uniform doesn’t count. Interesting that you have a second account on here named after a racist, anti-cop organization though. Thought you staunchly deny being both those things. Clearly just more bullshit spewing from your sewer-hole.

Rodsta1990
Rodsta1990

Future criminals right there in the crowd.

Mic911
Mic911

They all think they are bad asses when they are in a group like that, but when they are alone they're nothing! And people in this country wonder why Trump wants a wall? There is your answer...

Mom2Boys
Mom2Boys

Ditto Mic 911 Send them back from whence they came.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

They should have arrested all these foul mouth punks for obstructing and disturbing the peace!! And if they are illegal, deport their asses!!

61mouse
61mouse

Acting just like their ancestors

ByAnyMeansNecessary
ByAnyMeansNecessary

@TeneteLineam Navy. You're welcome for the protection. Unlike you, our oath actually does protect the country. Yours is just a motto.

Get on my level.

TeneteLineam
TeneteLineam

@ByAnyMeansNecessary and what level is that? Washing laundry or staring at a screen on a ship? Unless you’re a SEAL/corpsman or flying over hostile territory you’re not exactly in harms way sitting in the middle of a massive fleet hundreds of miles away from the action. This isn’t WW2. Me on the other hand, I’m out day and night, in all weather, in the sketchiest parts of the city serving the citizens directly. Get on my fucking level.

KCN
KCN

Sad, sad situation when kids are already acting like little criminals. I agree, if they are illegals, send them back. If not, arrest as juveniles and send them through the court system so Mom and Dad (if they exist) can pay the costs. This kind of behavior is totally unacceptable and, unfortunately, becoming more and more common in our society.

Pat1978
Pat1978

The officer probably didn't need his gun but these are some trashy people, kids included. Honestly, as close as they were getting behind him, he should have had his baton out earlier

Pat1978
Pat1978

But he swings at one or two and he leaves his gun open...

Pat1978
Pat1978

I'm not saying hit the kids either, just keep them back.

ByAnyMeansNecessary
ByAnyMeansNecessary

@TeneteLineam 😅 alright, storyteller. you do all that from your couch in front of a game screen. PS4 or XBOX?