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Delaware State Police has launched an investigation after a social media video emerged showing an officer pulling his gun on a driver.

The footage was recorded by the driver, who local media outlets named as Mack Buckley, on 14 February.

The video shows the officer drawing his gun within five seconds of opening the man's car door, after pulling him over for alleged speeding. He then speaks to the man in an aggressive and explicit manner, saying:

I am not f***ing with you.

After the officer hits the phone out of his hand, Buckley says:

Why are you pulling a gun on me?.

As the driver repeatedly asked the trooper why he had pulled out his weapon, the officer could be heard shouting "stop reaching for s***" and demanding that he leave the vehicle.

Sergeant Richard Bratz, a spokesperson for the police department, told The News Journal that the video is “currently under review”.

Buckley was eventually detained for resisting arrest, driving at an unreasonable speed and driving without insurance identification and registration.

On social media, he claimed the trooper made racist comments towards him off-camera, referring to him as “you people”. Buckley also said he believed that, at one point, he was going to be shot by the officer.

He said:

I shared this video because I want people to see what's going on… Not just around the world… But right here in Delaware. I could barely sleep last night.

It could have all went wrong for me… I stood my ground and refused to be a victim. We have rights.

H/T: Newsweek

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