CONVICTED

Video: Cop Threatened Black Man at Gunpoint

A Maryland police department has released cellphone video showing Officer Jenchesky Santiago threatening an unarmed man at gunpoint during an investigatory stop on May 10, 2014. Santiago was convicted Wednesday of first- and second-degree assault, misconduct in office, and the use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence. The Prince George’s County Police Department published the video in the interest of transparency following the officer’s conviction. In the footage, Santiago is seen shouting at a driver he claimed was illegally parked in front of a home. When the driver’s passenger attempted to enter the home—where was a resident—the officer began to threaten him with a firearm.