Video of Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies pointing their guns at two Black teens, who say they were the victims of a knife attack in Santa Clarita has gone viral and an investigation of the incident is underway.
The video, posted by Tammi Collins, one of the boy’s mothers, has garnered nearly 200,000 views on Instagram. It appears to show two deputies pointing their guns at the boys after a woman has called 911.
The woman, who identifies herself in the video as a manager at a nearby Buffalo Wild Wings, can be heard telling the officers that she was the one who placed the 911 call and “it was not them.” She explains that the boys were the ones who were being chased by a homeless man with a knife.
“I told your sergeant who was the problem and what was going on,” she says. “For you guys to act this way…”