WARNING: The video at the link contains profanity.
TOWSON, Md. (WJZ)—Controversial confrontation. A man videotaped Baltimore County police as they arrested two people in Towson, but an altercation broke out between the man and officer. Now an investigation is underway.
County police officials say they are concerned by the video and they've launched an investigation.
Early Sunday morning, a man videotaped as Baltimore County police arrested two people in Towson. As the video rolled, he was confronted by an officer.
"I'm allowed to do this," he told the officer.
"Get it out of my face," the officer replied.
"I have my rights," the man said.
"You have no rights," the officer said.
But the man didn't stop rolling and was once again aggressively approached.
"Do you see the police presence here? Do you see us all? We're not [expletive] around. Do you understand? Do not disrespect us and do not not listen to us," the officer said. "Now walk away and shut your [expletive] mouth or you're going to jail, do you understand?"
After backing away, the officer came at the man a third time, appearing to grab him.
"I thought I had freedom of speech here," the man said.
"You don't. You just lost it," the officer replied.
VIEW THE VIDEO HERE: http://vimeo.com/87438067 - Viewer discretion is advised.