An Arkansas police officer was fired after he was seen in a video telling a group of black residents they “don’t belong in my city,” THV11 reports.
The video was recorded by Demarcus Bunch on July 21, when he and his cousin Shannon Scribner were shooting a music video.
The two said that as soon as they entered the town, which has about 3,000 residents, Officer Mike Moore began to follow them.
“With all the racial discrimination that’s going on across the world, will I be another victim? Will I be a statistic?” Bunch asked.
Bunch said that the officer parked nearby where the group was shooting the video until they packed up and left.
“I was wondering, ‘Why is he doing this,” Bunch recalled. “We’re in small England. Everybody knows everybody.”
When the group went to film at another location, the officer followed them.
“He slowed down again just to see what we were doing,” Bunch said. “That’s when my cousin and I said, ‘Let’s go let him know who we are and what we are doing.’”
The two explained that they were the nephews of a fellow police officer and said, “we just noticed you’ve been following us everywhere.”
“You know why? Because you don’t belong in my city,” Moore replied.
“We’re from here,” Bunch exclaimed.
“But you understand, I know who my people are, right, who belongs here and who doesn’t? We’ve got gang wars going on, we’ve got all kinds of stuff. I come from the big city where this stuff is small, okay? So, that’s cool. Do your thing,” the officer said.
“You said we don’t belong in your city, though?” Bunch said.
“Can I say something? I have never seen you here before, and I know almost everybody here,” Moore said.
“I grew up here, in 101. I graduated from England High,” Bunch said.
In a press release Wednesday, the police department said that Moore has been terminated.
Watch the video below: