The Harris County Sheriff's Department is investigating one of it's deputies who pulled a gun on an unsuspecting motorist in traffic, and threatened that he would kill him. Much to my surprise, the motorist wasn't a Black man.

It's unfortunate that when you read a headline about a police officer pulling a gun on an unsuspecting man, you automatically think it's a a Black man. That was not the case in this situation involving George Dickerson.

On Monday, Dickerson posted a video on Facebook of his encounter with a Harris County deputy that quickly circulated throughout social media. In the video the deputy is seen drawing his gun on Dickerson and he's heard repeatedly saying, 'Do that sh*t again, and I'll f**n kill you.'

According to KTRKGeorge Dickerson said he and his work partner merged onto the South Loop from US-59 Monday and got caught in a funeral procession. Dickerson said that as he tried to pass a car near the procession, an officer on a motorcycle stopped suddenly in front of him, forcing him to slam on his brakes as well. Dickerson recalls...

I really just wanted to get in front of that car, so I did that. The cop in the front slowed down, so I couldn't go around. Then, the other one came around and I was like 'What? What's going on?' He was like 'Stop.'"

That's went things went left. A second officer (also part of the processional), who was on a motorcycle riding behind Dickerson when he suddenly stopped, got off his motorcycle and approached Dickerson's driver's side window with his gun drawn.

 "I'm in the left lane in the middle of the freeway and he gets off his bike with his gun drawn and comes at me and as soon as I see his gun drawn I put my hands in the air and said, 'I don't want any trouble.'"

Dickerson's work partner began recording the incident from that point. Check out the video below.

 

"I was terrified," Dickerson said. "I had a gun to my face. He's threatening to kill me because I stopped my truck. I didn't want to hit this guy. I stopped my truck and he is threatening to kill me because he thought I did it intentionally, I guess."

 

The deputy has since been relieved of his duties and placed on administrative duties pending the outcome of the internal investigation.

Dickerson says he hasn't personally heard from the sheriff's office himself, but he understands that not all officers are bad.

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