A Fort Worth Police Department (FWPD) officer, identified only as W. Figueroa, has been moved from patrol to administrative duties after video surfaced of him pepper-spraying passing motorcyclists from the side of a highway.
Figueroa, a six-year veteran on the force, reportedly documented his use of spray in a departmental report this past Sunday afternoon after pulling over a red pickup truck for “blocking traffic to rocord [sic] motorcycles driving recklessly.” The 40-second video, uploaded first to Facebook and then Youtube, shows Figueroa emerging from his cruiser holding a small black object in his hand.
During a slow-motion replay edit created by Chase Stone, the video’s uploader and one of the passing bikers, reddish spray can be clearly seen coming out of the object in Figueroa’s hand. The FWPD told reporters that they will be reviewing both Figueroa’s body cam and dash cam as they conduct an investigation into the incident.
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