‘I Was Bracing For a Shot’: White Security Guard Pulls Gun On Black Cop Because He Was Armed
In the latest incident in a string of high-profile controversies in which black people are threatened for going about mundane business, a white security officer at the IRS building in Toledo, Ohio, is facing a charge for aggravated menacing after he pulled his gun on a black San Lucas County sheriff’s deputy because he was armed, WTVG reported Monday.
Deputy Alan Gaston was clearly in uniform with his badge visible, indicating him as an on-duty law enforcement officer. But the guard drew his weapon after Gaston told him he couldn’t leave his sidearm outside the premises.
“Basically preparing myself to be shot at that moment. Bracing for a shot in my back,” said Gaston, who works as a defense instructor and who says he only came to the building to ask about a letter he received from the IRS.
The security cameras show the guard forcing Gaston from the building with the gun drawn and his finger on the trigger.
Watch WTVG’s report below:
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