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Police Officer Threatens Black Middle School Students ‘When You Turn 18, You’re Mine’

The Richmond Police Department is investigating one of their police officers after a video went viral online that showcases the police officer shouting at a group of black middle school students. According to the video, filmed by 13-year-old Cameron Hilliard, the officer can be heard saying “Wait until your asses turn 18, then you’re mine.”

Hilliard claims the video was recorded on Tuesday, March 28, and was a response to her friends shouting to the police car: “F*** the police.” After sharing the video with her mother, Keisha Curry, she decided to share the video on YouTube with commentary about what actually went down.

Another mother decided to share the video on Facebook as well, stating:

While waiting to walk to their after school program a Richmond City Police officer drove past my daughter and her classmates that were standing in front of Alberthill middle school, made a U turn and yelled out of his window “what did you say?”. They told the officer they didn’t say anything and he replied “ yes you did”. One of the young ladies said no we didn’t and if we did we have the right to speak. He proceeds to tell the minors that “That’s ok when you turn 18 your ass is mine”. I am disgusted and disappointed but not surprised that a white male officer would make a threat and use that tone or language towards a group of children. My child and her friends have to walk to their after school program and knowing that the police are making idle threats to them is unsettling. I want to know who this officer is and I demand an apology and some form of reprimand to this officer.

While waiting to walk to their after school program a Richmond City Police officer drove past my daughter and her classmates that were standing in front of Alberthill middle school, made a U turn and yelled out of his window “what did you say?”. They told the officer they didn’t say anything and he replied “ yes you did”. One of the young ladies said no we didn’t and if we did we have the right to speak. He proceeds to tell the minors that “That’s ok when you turn 18 your ass is mine”. I am disgusted and disappointed but not surprised that a white male officer would make a threat and use that tone or language towards a group of children. My child and her friends have to walk to their after school program and knowing that the police are making idle threats to them is unsettling. I want to know who this officer is and I demand an apology and some form of reprimand to this officer. Please repost and show how the city treats its youth!?#channel12news#channel6news#lavarstoney#williamcsmith#channel8news#wtvr6#blacklives#leaveourbabiesalone#cnn#nbc

Posted by Tenesha Calloway on Thursday, March 28, 2019

The video has been seen on YouTube and Facebook over 50,000 times. Many parents and people in the community were desperately looking for the police officer’s name—hoping they can bring some sort of justice in the situation. However, the Richmond Police Department has not released the police officer’s name to the public. Additionally, the local police union, the Richmond Coalition of Police,haven’t released a comment or statement.

The Mayor of Richmond, Levar Stoney, release a statement saying that the type of behavior exhibited in the video would “not be tolerated by any employee of the City of Richmond.”

His statement also reads:

This behavior is unacceptable. It reinforces stereotypes of our communities that are hurtful and damages the relationship between our police department and the citizens they are charged to serve.

So far, no other comments or action has been taken by the Richmond Police Department.

h/t: Scary Mommy.