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Ft. Worth Police Officer Who Pepper Sprayed Motorcyclists Placed on desk duty

A video posted to YouTube on March 14th, shows a Ft. Worth policeman exiting his vehicle during a traffic stop and for no apparent reason, spraying a group of motorcycle riders as they pass on I-20.

Local TV news Fox 4 is reporting that the officer involved, Officer Figueroa, has been placed on desk duty.  The department said the incident was captured on dashcam and body camera.

"The Fort Worth Police Department takes any complaint of officer misconduct very seriously and this incident will be investigated thoroughly," police said in a statement.

Figueroa had stopped Brittany Botello who was driving the red Dodge truck.  

Botello said she was hit by the blow back from the pepper spray as well.  

"He (the officer) sprays them first and then sprays everybody in the truck and it came into the truck because I was the driver and I’m six months pregnant and I just started… everybody started choking."

 

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