A bystander captured a picture of the moment a Cleveland police officer drew his gun, and the image of the officer pointing his weapon at two unarmed Black women has since gone viral.
The image first appeared on Reddit, before it was posted to Twitter.
According to police spokesman Lt. Ali Pillow said, the officer was patrolling on Sunday before he was flagged down and someone pointed out a car that was involved in a hit-and-run.
The officer, identified as Sgt. Robert Batos, then approached the vehicles in question.
According to NewsNet5:
The police report states Bartos, ‘being alone and unaware of the driver’s intentions with the motorcycle still running, and only the clutch and rear brake engaged, he drew his weapon and ordered the driver to stay in the car.’
The officer then ordered everyone to show their hands. The weapon was never fired, nor were any injuries reported.
Other images show the officer holstering his weapon and approaching two women in the car.
The driver was arrested under suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
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