The Washington Post reports:
The New York City Police Department said Sunday that it was investigating video footage circulating on social media that appears to capture an officer in a police car using his speaker to say “Trump 2020.”
At least two video clips shared widely on social media Saturday night appeared to capture the same incident in Brooklyn.
In one of the videos, it appeared the voice using the speaker was encouraging people to film and said: “Trump 2020. You can put it on YouTube, put it on Facebook. Trump 2020.”
We are aware of this video and it is under investigation by our Brooklyn South Investigation Unit.
Police officers must remain apolitical. https://t.co/a3XyWCNceb
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) October 25, 2020
One hundred percent unacceptable. Period.
Law Enforcement must remain apolitical, it is essential in our role to serve ALL New Yorkers regardless of any political beliefs.
It is essential for New Yorkers to trust their Police.
Updates to follow after initial investigation. https://t.co/C4zyVYWZvN
— Commissioner Shea (@NYPDShea) October 25, 2020