Officer Draws Gun At Snowball Fight

Washington D.C. police are investigating after Internet videos showed a detective waving his gun during a mass snowball fight on a city street.

Police said Monday they were looking into reports that the plainclothes officer pulled a gun after he and his personal car were hit by snowballs. Police say witness accounts and videos from the scene appeared to support the claims.

Hundreds of people were gathered for the snowball fight during Saturday's record snowstorm.

A video posted on YouTube showed the officer waving and pointing a gun as he walks toward the snowballers. Another video shows what appears to be the same man telling people he is a detective and that he pulled his gun because he was hit by snowballs.


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  • by gary Location: nc on Jan 12, 2010 at 06:59 AM
    another ego with a badge. It was a snowball fight not a gang battle.stay in your car and you won't get hit.
  • by Neal Shlonson Location: Kinston on Dec 30, 2009 at 08:34 AM
    I see no problem with what the officer did. It's a shame that those responsible were not taken into custody and jailed.
  • by Just Saying Location: RMNC on Dec 29, 2009 at 01:53 AM
    If I'm not in the snowball fight and you keep hitting me, you should be delt with accordingly. Leave innocent bystanders alone, PERIOD. If you hit me and/or my family and/or my car and I ask you to stop, you best STOP.
  • by Whizz-Bang Location: ENC on Dec 26, 2009 at 01:58 AM
    This is why I am not a police officer! If I had been there, I would have probably been participating in the snowball fight! I am sure Chief Lanier has a few choice words to say about this event...
  • by GBHB on Dec 22, 2009 at 02:15 PM
    this is the problem with some police officers today.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 21, 2009 at 03:00 PM
    This Guy Should Be Thrown Off The Force Not Sent Home With Pay But Fired He acted Like A Complete Idiot Not How a Cop Should Handle This Type of Incident!
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