ROHNERT PARK, Calif. — Rohnert Park Police in California are investigating an incident where an officer is seen drawing his gun on a man who apparently wasn’t accused of committing a crime.
It happened during a heated verbal altercation in front of the man’s home on July 27.
Cellphone video of the incident has been released.
In the video, the officer is seen driving up to Don McComas’ home while he loaded up his boat on his driveway. Then, the police cruiser stopped for several minutes.
McComas pulled out his cellphone and started recording and the officer did the same on his phone.
Then, the officer got out of his car and this exchange takes place..
“Take your hand out of your pocket,” says the officer.
“No sir, I’ve done nothing,” says McComas.
The officer removes his gun from his holster and says, “Seriously.”
“Put your gun down, really?” McComas responds.
The officer now with his gun out tells McComas to get his hand out of his pocket and puts those items from his pocket on his car.
McComas backs up and repeats he has done nothing wrong and tells the officers not to touch him. McComas keeps asking the cop why he’s at his home and if he’s charged with anything.
“Are you accusing me of a crime? Are you suspecting me of a crime?” says McComas.
“If I did, I would arrest you,” says the officer.
Then McComas blurts out this.
“You guys have done enough to my family.”
The officer seemed bewildered and asks whether McComas is “some kind of constitutionalist, crazy guy or something like that.”
McComas was not detained or arrested.
Finally the officer left telling McComas to have a nice day and to put the video it on YouTube.
Darrin Jenkins, Rohnert Park City manager, said police will investigate the incident.
“We’re going to look at our protocols to make sure we’re ensuring the safety of the community and our officers.”
McComas posted the video to his Facebook and it has gone viral with over 24,000 shares.
“The arrogance he showed me shouldn’t come from an officer of the law,” McComas wrote in his Facebook post. “They should de-escalate, not escalate or provoke.”AlertMe