West Vancouver Police say they are aware of concerns being expressed on social media after a video of a confrontation between an officer and a group of longboarders went viral.
The video, posted Sunday by Danny Carlson, shows two longboarders heading down a steep hill on Finch Hill Road last Wednesday, filmed from a camera mounted on the third longboarder.
In the video, the group rounds a corner where they are met by a West Vancouver Police undercover cruiser with its lights flashing. All of the longboarders fall to the ground in an apparent attempt to avoid the cruiser.
The man in the video tells the officer: “It’s definitely the most dangerous thing I’ve been involved in.”
The unidentified officer responds “All I did was slam on my brakes, [inaudible] fricken’ longboarders.”
The man says “You twerked in front of our lane,” before being interrupted by the officer who says, “Our lane?!…
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