The Cleveland Division of Police and the Cleveland Department of Public Safety are investigating a shocking and deeply disturbing video that’s being shared on social media. Shot April 6, the video shows two young men pointing what appear to be semi-automatic handguns with extended magazines at Cleveland officer inside a marked patrol vehicle.
The men, who might have been hiding behind a tinted-vehicle window, are also seen waving the weapons and laughing the entire time, Fox8 reports.
“When you look at that video and think what is going through their head, what are they thinking of,” said Councilman Mike Polensek, chair of the Cleveland Public Safety Committee. “They think they can do whatever they want. They’re not afraid.”
Polensek called the video very troubling and evidence of the dangers that police officers and the unsuspecting public face everyday.
“This could’ve gone extremely bad because if that officer would’ve looked to the right and saw a gun being pointed at him, they’d have every right to draw their service weapon and fire and they’d have every right, and then what would we hear… Why did they do that? Come on, when you’re that emboldened, when you think you can point a gun at a police officer and just laugh about it like it’s a joke, you’re playing with your own life,” Polensek said.