A police officer has come under fire after a video of him pulling a gun on a Black driver during a traffic stop was posted online.
The incident took place on Valentine's Day and Delaware State Police are currently investigating the traffic stop.
“The Delaware State Police are aware of a video that was posted to social media of a traffic stop involving a motorist and a state trooper,” said Sgt. Richard Bratz of the Delaware State Police.
“The Delaware State Police initiated an internal investigation as soon as we became aware of the incident as per divisional policy. This review is part of an internal process to ensure that we are in compliance with divisional policy and that we are also performing our duties at the level of professionalism that is expected by the citizens that we serve.”
The officer in the video's name has not been released to the media and Bratz would not tell the press if he had been placed on paid leave.
The victim, Mack Buckley set up his cellphone on the dashboard to record the event. The offer then asks Buckley to step out of the vehicle. Buckley refuses, and the officer can then be seen opening the door and pointing a gun at his chest.
Buckley asks why a un has been pulled on him. He was arrested and charged with resisting arrest, driving with no insurance, driving an unregistered vehicle and speeding.
Buckley was released on $1,100 unsecured bond pending a court appearance Mar. 18 in Sussex County Court.