The Buckeye Police Department said one of its officers “used a poor choice of words” during a recent traffic stop after a video of the incident surfaced online.
The Dream Act Coalition posted the video titled “Arizona Police Threatens Immigrant to Death” to YouTube on Friday. The minute-long video appears to show an officer’s interaction with an undocumented immigrant. Scroll down to watch the video.
The Coalition and Buckeye police have since identified the driver as Teodulu Sanchez.
During the exchange, the officer can be heard talking to Sanchez in both English and Spanish.
The officer tells the driver to turn off the vehicle, asks if he has any weapons, and tells him to put his hands on the steering wheel.
“Show me the license right now. If you do something, I will kill you right here. Are there any [weapons] in the car?” the officer asks the driver.
Toward the end of the video, the officer says, “Ok. Don’t get out of the car. Stay there. If you move, I will shoot you right here. Do you understand me?”
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