A Minneapolis cop was caught on camera threatening to break the leg of a teenager who said he was racially profiled. Hamza Jeylani, 17, said he and his three friends had just finished playing basketball at the YMCA on March 18 when they were pulled over by police. Jeylani told MPR News the four made a U-turn when they saw police because they were hoping to avoid confrontation. The attempt failed.
“Plain and simple, if you fuck with me, I’m going to break your leg before you get the chance to run,” officer Rod Webber can be heard saying in the video. “I’m being honest, I don’t screw around.” “I never said I was going to run,” Jeylani says in response. “I’m just giving you a heads up. Just trying to be officer friendly right now,” Webber replies.