A video published to YouTube on Friday appears to show a police officer at a Wal-Mart store in Houston, Texas threatening several black males with a Taser, then claiming he would arrest them, apparently because they were filming outside Wal-Mart.
Reached by Raw Story, a Houston police spokesman said it was not one of their officers involved in the confrontation, and the man’s identity remains unknown.
“He’s an officer from a neighboring jurisdiction, but that’s not for us to say,” the spokesman insisted.
“The officer seen in this video is not a Houston Police Officer and does not work for the Houston Police Department,” another Houston information officer wrote in the video’s comments. “Officers from jurisdictions throughout the area often work extra jobs at businesses throughout the area and that is the case in this incident/video.”