A police officer from El Paso, Texas, was dispatched to the desk service after a disturbing video surfaced, in which the policeman had aimed a gun at a group of children and grossly arrested one of the boys last week.
The incident occurred Thursday when police said they had responded to a call from a group of boys who had committed trespassing near a rest resort in the Texas city on the border with Mexico.
The video, uploaded to a user's Facebook page on Friday, seems to show a policeman kneeling one of the boys against a wall with his knee while the other boys mock the officer and throw obscenities on him.
The officer can then be seen pulling his weapon and pointing it at some of the boys who recoil before the cop quickly recovers his service weapon.
His partner then tows him onto the street and the first officer pulls his staff out and starts screaming at the spectators "to come back" before finally bumping into a woman and engaging in a violent verbal altercation with her.
The person who is filming the confrontation can be heard and say, "We will make a report on these two fools, it's all good." The policeman then comes after the man who films the incident and you can see him arrested.
According to the police, two people were arrested, including a minor and an adult.
The police from El Paso said Saturday they had opened an internal investigation into the incident and the officer who had pulled the gun had been put on the desk service.
"This is a serious matter that will be thoroughly investigated," El Paso Police Department spokesman Sgt. Enrique Carrillo told El Paso ABC affiliate KVIA. "All the facts, circumstances, and events that led up to the incident are being investigated, so no further comment will be made here."
The unnamed officer is four years with the police in El Paso, according to KVIA.
Assistant City Manager Dionne Mack held a press conference on Saturday, calling the policeman's behavior "daunting".
"For me, the most daunting thing was labeling the kids and sort of sorting them out," Mack said. "I mean, this is an incident, you know, these are our children, this is our community, and I do not give up these children, and even though we had this incident, I am very proud to be a part of this community that we are appreciate children. "
Mack said she wanted to wait for the investigation before condemning the officers involved.
"We want to make sure that there is a solution, and I think it's important for the community to understand that the police department understands that this is very important and the perception of our community and the way the police interact, Very important is We can not draw any conclusions until the investigation is complete, "she said.