Two cops seen in a heated conversation, with one of them pointing a gun at the other

Luís Adorno / Twitter

Video shows officer pulling gun at his partner after coming back late from lunch

The other officer said he would report him for being late.

Dec 7, 2020, 5:23 pm

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Samira Sadeque

A newly surfaced video shows a police officer in Brazil pointing a gun in the face of a second police officer, reportedly because the second officer said he would report him for returning late from lunch.

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Parts of the video were posted by journalist Luís Adorno on Twitter on Dec. 4 and later shared on Reddit

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One video posted by Adorno shows the two officers having a heated conversation, with one yelling at the other and pointing his gun in his partner’s face. 

The Daily Mail reports that Brazilian news outlet UOL, where Adorno is a journalist, identified the men as Private Felipe do Nascimento and Corporal Márcio Simão. 

Per the Daily Mail, Nascimento was five minutes late returning from his lunch break. When Simão said he would write Nascimento up for being late, the Nascimento allegedly threatened him and put the gun in his face.   

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In the video, Simão is at first seen calmly taking in Nascimento’s verbal attack, at times shaking his hand. He then pushes Nascimento on the chest before Nascimento twists him and pushes him to the ground. 

Bystanders on the street watch the conflict ensue; some can be heard cheering the officers on, and at least one person laughs.

Nascimento then points the gun toward someone or something outside the shot of the camera, and Simão disappears from the frame. Both officers have since been suspended, according to the Daily Mail.

The Military Police has said the officers' actions “directly violates the fundamental values ​​of the institution, especially discipline, hierarchy, professionalism, honor and human dignity.”


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*First Published: Dec 7, 2020, 5:23 pm