Video shows Oakland police officer appearing to spit at person

OAKLAND (KRON) — Video posted on social media shows an Oakland police officer appearing to spit a seed, and now the department has launched an investigation.

The person who posted the video said his friend was spit on.

The person posted on social media in part:

“The cop claims it’s not assault, but if it were the other way around, I’m sure my friend would of got charged with assault on a peace officer…. This is not right!”

Meanwhile, Oakland police released this statement, saying they “immediately initiated an Internal Affairs Investigation…We pride ourselves on professionalism…and community trust building. We take this matter seriously and will conduct a thorough investigation.”

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