WASHINGTON (CIRCA via STORYFUL) — Delaware State Police said on Thursday they were reviewing a traffic stop that occurred a week earlier in which a trooper pulled a gun on a black driver when he did not step out of his vehicle, local media reported.
Mack Buckley shared video on Feb.14 showing a state trooper telling him to get out of his car. When Buckley refuses, the trooper opens the car door and orders him again to step out. Buckley continues to resist and trooper removes his gun from its holster, points it at Buckley, and says, “I’m not f---ing with you.”
The trooper then appears to knock Buckley’s phone away. The phone continues to record and Buckley can be heard repeatedly asking, “Why are you pulling a gun on me?” The trooper continues to order Buckley to get out of the car, and accuses Buckley of “reaching for s--t.”
Both men’s voices then move further away, as it becomes apparent that Buckley has left the car. The trooper can be heard ordering Buckley to place his hands on the vehicle.
Buckley posted on Facebook that he was “illegally detained, arrested, and kidnapped,” and that the trooper pulled him over for speeding but did not issue him with a speeding ticket. He also said he was not allowed to file a complaint at the station.
Delaware’s Cape Gazette reported that police charged Buckley with resisting arrest, driving with no insurance, driving an unregistered vehicle and speeding.
According to CBS News, Delaware State Police said they had “initiated an internal investigation” after becoming aware of the incident.