Cop Convicted For Pointing Gun To Man’s Head To Impress Friends
It is quite impressive to be able to show off to your friends that you can point a gun at a person’s head if you’re a cop. Only this guy didn’t get away with it.
A Maryland police officer who put a gun to a man’s head last year—in an apparent effort to show off for his dumb New Jersey friends—was convicted of first-degree assault and misconduct in office yesterday. The Washington Postreports that the Officer Jenchesky Santiago of the Prince George’s County Police Department will serve at least five years in jail for the conviction.
The PGPD released cellphone video of the terrifying May 2014 incident, which began as a traffic stop, yesterday on YouTube. In the clip, Santiago points his gun right at the victim William Cunningham’s head and yells, “I dare you to fucking fight me, son.”
Witnesses say Santiago also yelled off-camera, “We’re PG police, and we shoot people.”