VIDEO: Suspect Demands Cop's Name, 'F--- You Is My Name'

Decatur police are investigating a viral video that showed an officer cursing at a citizen during an incident.

Decatur, AL – A Decatur police officer is under investigation after a video of him using obscenities during an altercation with a citizen went viral (video below).

The incident occurred at approximately 7:30 pm on May 24 when Decatur police responded to a call about a man holding a gun to another man’s head near the intersection of 4th Street SE and 2nd Avenue S, WAAY reported.

"Upon arrival, officers located the men matching the description provided by the passerby,” Decatur Police Chief Nathaniel Allen said in a statement. “The officers detained the men to investigate. During the course of that investigation, officers discovered that one of the men was in possession of a handgun.”

Police subsequently learned that the two men were staging footage for a music video and the man with the gun had a valid permit to carry it, WSFA reported.

They admitted to police they had posed with one man pointing a gun at the other but said there had been no intent to commit a crime, according to Chief Allen.

One of the men who was detained behaved in an argumentative manner and was confrontational with the officers, WAAY reported.

Video filmed by a bystander showed the man asking for a supervisor and complaining that he had been “unlawfully searched.”

In fact, officers do have the right to stop and frisk citizens under the Terry vs. Ohio, according to WSFA.

“You don’t really know half the s--t you’re talking about,” the officer told the man in the video.

“I know enough. I know I need your badge number and your name,” the man replied as the officer walked away as if headed to his vehicle.

“529. 529 is my badge number,” the officer turned around and walked back to stand close to the man who was questioning him.

“Are you trying to threaten me?” the man asked in the video. “It’s looking very like you’re trying to threaten me.”

The officer told the man he wasn’t threatening him and said that if he wanted to question him, he should contact city hall, the video showed.

The man again asked to speak to a supervisor and the officer pointed to another officer who was on the scene as he began walking away again.

“What was your name and your badge number again?” the man asked the retreating officer.

“F--k you,” the officer replied softly, without turning around.

“What you say?” the man asked.

“F--k you is my name,” the frustrated officer turned and replied, and then continued on his way, the video showed.

The bystander recording celebrated having caught the officer’s moment of lapsed judgment on camera.

He posted the video to social media and it went viral almost overnight, bringing the matter to the attention of Decatur police officials.

The police chief quickly launched an internal affairs investigation into the incident, WSFA reported.

“During the encounter, one of the responding officers demonstrated an unprofessional demeanor and conduct that was unbecoming of a Decatur Police Officer,” Chief Allen said. “The conduct displayed by the officer was not acceptable and is being addressed. Because this is a personnel matter currently under review, the department will not release any additional information.”

The police department has not released the officer in the video’s name, nor have they said whether he has faced any sort of discipline or change of status while the investigation is underway, WSFA reported.

Watch the confrontation unfold in the video below:

https://youtu.be/66p3UPxwcMY

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TheseArentMyPants
TheseArentMyPants

Sigh. This did NOT occur in Decatur, GEORGIA.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Pointing a gun at someone's head, even if they were just playing around, sounds like disorderly conduct to me. I feel for the officer. He was baited into doing something that will get him a day off. The best thing to do is respond as calmly as possible with a smile on your face. The smile will drive them crazy. They want you to get angry and this officer obliged.

Dixiedamit2
Dixiedamit2

Sounds to me that these punk ass boys were just trying their darndest to agitate to get something started ! Boy with mouth running looked like he was wearing his sissies pants....says he knows enough about the laws ??? Lucky the Officers didn't come out with guns raised but then again maybe these lil chitlins were trying for a lottery day....dumb ass "FUKTARDS". Kudos Officer for walking away.

Sgt Rock
Sgt Rock

Cop should be recognized for outstanding community policing!

ChasingYesterday
ChasingYesterday

The real crime here is that guy's dreadlocks.

AmyHaupert
AmyHaupert

Why, why, why...are cops expected to be taunted, see their comrades murdered, maimed and injured by the thugs just like in this video, and then act like saints when they’re being verbally assaulted and challenged by idiots like this? I like the old days where that little prick would have gotten cuffed and stuffed for putting a handgun to someone’s head, (don’t care why) out in the street. I’d never make it on the street today.

AnnykaV
AnnykaV

I think we can readily pool a few bucks together to cover any unpaid days off the brass may hand him, since they long ago handed their balls to the thugs.

NomonK
NomonK

Do Citizens not have any Rights when LEO'S come on the scene? Do Citizens lose the right to free Speech when addressing cops? I support Cops when they handle themselves correctly and lawfully. But this officer was wrong. He should have given the guy his name and badge no even his business card if they carry them. Cops are trained to handle themselves better no matter what is being said to them.

us3south
us3south

Nggas being nggas.

stjoe
stjoe

those thugs were obviously trying to berate and taunt the officer to lose his cool. should have ticketed them for failure to have a permit to film a video in the street, and disorderly conduct. Zero days off without pay I hope for that officer and it took tremendous patience to walk away after what our officers must endure. Our prayers are with you sir, and to the thugs...grow up get a life, a job and some manners and respect.

Caroparks53
Caroparks53

Thugs..all of them..scum..don't blame officer just hope he does not get punished cuz the scum would love that

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Don't cops wear nametags with their name on them? Isn't that standard practice? why didn't the nice person just read it off his chest?

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

I think I’ll get my name legally changed to Fak Yew.

TexasStrong
TexasStrong

Everyone has a bad day - even cops. Who knows what he had gone through in the earlier part of his shift. I don't know if I could show restraint against these stupid people. Wanna be gan sta' trying to keep it real (lol). I hope the officer doesn't get fired because of this.

johnthemagicguy
johnthemagicguy

Maybe the officer is of Asian descent. . Officer Fuk Yu. F@#k stop making mountains out of molehills...

vwiles34
vwiles34

I wonder what kind of language they use in the music video. It's gotten, ridiculous people going out of there way to try and push a police officer into doing or saying anything they can post on the internet to try and make the police look bad. Yet if a crime had been committed and they taped it, you'd never see it. If that was all the officer said the punks lucky. All the things I've been called over the years would fill a book. They should charge the one with the gun with brandishing and both with disorderly conduct.

GotYourBackBlue
GotYourBackBlue

Awww poor goldilocks got his feelings hurt because of a bad word. I'm sure he is traumatized for life and will be filing a lawsuit for undue harassment. Nevermind that he just kept running his mouth trying to provoke the LEO into a physical confrontation.

JaDen62
JaDen62

So who called the police and why?? BECAUSE THE IDIOT WAS HOLDING AND POINTING A REAL GUN at someone for a video. It may not have been loaded, but the optics to anyone knows that the action of doing that is a threat. SO where was their permit for public filming with real weapons?? The guy says "I din't do nothin wrong"-- EXCEPT point a real gun at someone in public!
And wow, using profanity is a violation for an officer, now? These kids use this language all the time, I think the Officer was just speaking in terms the kids understand. Let's face it the word f*** is just as common in the English language as the word "and" and said as often. So give the officer a verbal reprimand, tell him that using THAT kind of profanity is not good optics. Tell him to use the term..."little shithead" or something else instead and move on !

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

Snowflakes!

Justice4us
Justice4us

The disrespect allowed against our LEOs is so out of control. Thank you to all of you who have to put up with this daily and still show up to work day after day. We stand with you!

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Gretagarbo
Gretagarbo

I remember when using profanity was not an issue. They can say whatever they want.

gfc1963
gfc1963

Who cares?? The police put up with ten times worse. And some snowflake 'gangsta' wannabe got his panties in a twist??

Digger15108
Digger15108

Oh, but it’s okay if the suspect would call the cop every thing under the sun? I think the cop responded quite well. He already gave him his badge number, that’s the jerk needed. Ass clowns just don’t know when to STFU. Hey kid, f u.

Marxest
Marxest

Georgia on my mind. Looks like an official reprimand is in order. Video doesn't lie. That officer lost his cool and his common sense and he should pay the price. That citizen had a lawful and valid permit to carry his firearm. His second amendment rights shouldn't be infringed upon, God bless America. These gentlemen were having fun, they weren't committing a crime, other than being black, young and male. It's nice to see these white nationalists tainting this site with their abhorrent comments, calling these good young men "thugs", being racist and denigrating and mocking their dreadlocks. Racism is always ugly. This video should be widely disseminated, let's find out that officers name. I'm sure we'll be seeing him act the fool again. I look forward to it.

littlerock
littlerock

COP means Citizen on Patrol. COPs are human and can brake too if pressed, especially as many times they are pressed. People should appreciate what they try to do for their community. If that citizen did his duty by being respectful he probably would have not received the response he got from the police officer.