Philadelphia police officer threatens to ‘beat the s**t out of’ teen

Warning: Very strong language.

 

Rob Price

IRL

Published Oct 28, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 7:59 am CDT

Warning: This article contains strong language and may be NSFW.

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“Next time you look me in my fucking eye, I’ll beat the shit out of you.”

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It’s the kind of language you might expect to hear in rowdy bar on a Friday night—not coming from the lips of a police officer, in broad daylight, directed at a teenager apparently minding his own business.

An unnamed Philadelphia cop has been shown in a recent video using some very strong language while talking to a local teen. The context of the footage is unknown, but it’s hard to imagine a situation in which the officer’s language would be appropriate. “Big man, is there a problem? Because I notice you keep trying to make eye contact with me,” says the officer. After an inaudible response, he continues: “Keep fucking walking, and next time you look me in my fucking eye, I’ll beat the shit out of you. So get the fuck outta [here]!”

 

 

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NBC Philadelphia reports
that the officer, who is part of the 19th District, will face disciplinary action for his remarks. “The video does not reflect well on the officer,” a Philadelphia police official told the news station.

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”I have no doubt he had good reason to be exasperated, but you have to maintain your professional demeanor.”

H/T NBC | Screengrab via Damaris Abercrombie / Facebook | Remix by Rob Price

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*First Published: Oct 28, 2014, 11:54 am CDT