Police in Richmond, Virginia, have launched an investigation into a video that appears to show an officer spitting on a protester.

  • The footage surfaced on Twitter on Tuesday.
  • About 10 police officers are standing by an arrested protester. One police officer appears to lean over and spit on the man. “Yup, got that,” the woman videoing the incident shouts.
  • Seemingly unperturbed, the officer repeats the action two more times.
  • Asked about the footage and the officer involved, the Richmond Police Department told Insider in an email, “We are aware of the video and are investigating.”