The Boulder Police Department has launched an internal investigation after an encounter between a group of officers and a black man was captured on video and circulated online.

A Black man, who was merely picking up trash outside his townhome in Boulder, Colorado, was recently confronted by a police officer who accused him of trespassing and not cooperating.  The resident respectfully gave the officer his student I.D.  The officer demanded the man put down his "weapon" which happened to be a bucket and a trash grabber. When he refused, the officer then drew his weapon and kept it drawn for the majority of the video. The police officer called for back-up and detained the man despite him repeatedly saying that he actually lived and worked in the building.

In the video, the man can be heard saying,

I live here. I am picking up garbage from my (expletive) porch.

There were a total of eight police officers who came out an surrounded the resident.

"He's picking up trash," the person filming says repeatedly, as the man and the officer exchange words at a distance. "He lives here," the person filming says.

The person recording the video can be heard describing the scene, saying there were eight cops with some having their guns drawn or their hands on their weapons. Someone can also be heard saying, “It’s likely you got profiled.”

The video ends with all the officers walking away.

Meanwhile, the initial responding officer, whose name wouldn’t be released as of the moment, has been placed on paid administrative leave, Boulder police Chief Greg Testa said.

The department has also launched an internal affairs investigation. Boulder police spokeswoman Shannon Aulabaugh said police could not provide further details until the investigation gets completed within 60 to 90 days.

The raw footage contained explicit language to post, but can be viewed on YouTube.

Watch the live footage below:

The person recording the video can be heard describing the scene, saying there were eight cops with some having their guns drawn or their hands on their weapons. Someone can also be heard saying, “It’s likely you got profiled.”

Meanwhile, the initial responding officer, whose name wouldn’t be released as of the moment, has been placed on paid administrative leave, Boulder police Chief Greg Testa said.