Police in the nation's capital say they're investigating videos circulating on social media that appear to show a male officer pinning a young female against a patrol car with her feet dangling several inches above the ground.

The series of videos was posted Monday via Twitter.

The Associated Press couldn't immediately confirm the videos' authenticity. They appeared to show the person pushed with her face toward the vehicle and an officer could be heard saying, "Yes, you did, I saw it." The officer then puts the person down.

Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Rachel Schaerr told The Associated Press authorities are aware of the video, are investigating and have contacted the officer's commander.

A police statement released no identities or races of those involved and didn't give details of what happened.