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Man uses Facebook Live to film encounter with Tulsa police officer

by: Sara Whaley Updated:

TULSA, Okla. - Quick Facts:

  • A man's Facebook Live encounter with Tulsa police went viral.
  • The video shows the officer talking with two men sitting in a car. Police said the two were parked outside a known drug house.
  • In the video, the man filming yells profanity at the officer for coming up to them.
  • Officials said they are proud of the way the officer handled the situation.
  • WATCH FOX23 Sara Whaley's full report on FOX23 News at 10 Thursday.

A man’s Facebook Live video of an interaction with Tulsa police is making the rounds on social media.

Police told FOX23 the man was a passenger in a car sitting in front of a known drug house where a search warrant was executed two months ago. The homeowner has a felony warrant.

When the officer saw the man and another in the car nearby, he went to talk to them.

The 4-minute video shows the officer at the car asking for their names while the man films him and yells at the officer.

The graphic language in this video has been censored:

“I am waiting for y’all to violate my rights,” the man says in the video.

“I am gonna get paid.”

FOX23 reached out to the man for comment, but hasn't heard back. He expresses in the video that the police are harassing them for no reason.

Tulsa police said they are proud of the officer involved for doing his job and handling the situation. They said the video speaks for itself about which party is harassing the other.

At the end of the video, the officer and his partner leave. Officials said it was the right thing to do to keep from escalating the situation.

After this story aired Thursday night on FOX23 News at 10, FOX23's Sara Whaley talked more about the video on Facebook:


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