A cop in Orlando who was caught on tape berating and seemingly taunting a man during a domestic disturbance call is now under investigation and off patrol duty, officials said.
The four-minute video, posted last month on YouTube by Ryan Romasco, shows an aggravated Officer Jose Sanchez telling the man to get out of his truck and walk to a nearby hotel. But Romasco is more concerned with why Sanchez apparently “slammed” the door on him.
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“That’s what you’re worried about?” Sanchez replied. “You want me to call my supervisor so you can f—— tell him I slammed the door on your hand? Get out of the car, get out of the car, get out of the car, get out of the car and walk to the hotel, bitch!”
A startled Romasco – who even said in the clip, “Wow man, this is crazy!” — then asked Sanchez to move away from the car door so he can exit. But the bullying cop continues cursing at him, calling Romasco a “little p—-.”
After demanding that he exit the truck, Sanchez continues to block the doorway before threatening to arrest him on charges of battery on a law enforcement officer if he tried to pass him.
“You are going nowhere,” Sanchez said. “If you f—– try to pass me motherf—–, I will f—ing take you in for battery LEO (law enforcement officer), bro. I will ruin your s—.”