A video showing two SWAT officers shoving and slapping an innocent bystander is making the rounds online after being uploaded on Facebook.
The incident, which occurred along a Shell gas station near the Mandaue City Market in Cebu, shows two SWAT officers confronting the driver of a stalled multicab in the middle of the road. The officers, who were on board a police patrol car, allegedly honked their horn and proceeded to exit their vehicle to arrest the driver, (presumably for road obstruction).
The driver’s brother, seen on the video wearing an orange shirt, approached the scene, only to be asked by the SWAT officers if he was involved in the situation. He is then clearly seen on the video being slapped and pushed away, with a female companion pulling him away from the altercation.
Full text of the video can be found below:
Pasikaton taning swatta be mao ni ang incident. Ang kanang multicab na pula na off ang iyahang makina sa gitna ng kalsada unya ilahang g dakop nila unya ni doul ang kuya niya kaning naka orange ug gi pangutana sa swatt labot ka ani ? Ang naka orange: aku ning kuya boss ug dayun gi sakpa ang naka orange ug gitugmud sa swattt guys.
PALIHUG LANG TA UG SHARE ANI ARUN MAKA TILAW UG LEKSYUN NING SWATTA NI.
(Let’s make these SWAT officers famous. The red multicab’s engine died in the middle of the road, after which two SWAT officers approached the driver to make an arrest. The driver’s brother approached the scene and was asked by the officers if he was involved in the incident, after which he was slapped and pushed away.
PLEASE SHARE THIS VIDEO TO TEACH THESE SWAT OFFICERS A LESSON.)