HOUSTON, Texas – The Houston Police Department is investigating one of its own after a confrontation caught on camera with an officer and a man carrying a gun during an open-carry demonstration.
According to KIAH, the man who asked not to be identified, says the cop tried to arrest him for not having identification carrying an AR-15 and claims officers attempted to erase video of the incident.
He had been rolling on the entire confrontation.
According to the open-carry laws in Texas, you are not required to have any form of I.D. as long as you’re not breaking the law.
After the man told police he didn’t have his I.D., he was handcuffed, put in the back of a squad car and that’s when he says police tried to erase his video.
Soon after the altercation, he was released with no charges against him.
Now, it’s just a matter of time to see how the HPD internal investigation turns out.