A Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's deputy was recently caught on video (below) cursing at and challenging a handcuffed suspect to a fight in Dulac, Louisiana.
"You want me to take this f*** badge off, and handcuffs off, and see what the f*** you really going to do?" the deputy asked Christopher Verdin Jr. "You ain't s*** bro! You ain't s***."
The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office said that deputies were dispatched after the 18-year-old's mother called 911 because she feared for her life as her son was allegedly using crystal meth, notes WWL-TV.
The sheriff's office shared more allegations in a statement:
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She said that he hit their dog in the head with a crescent wrench. She said that Verdin also pulled a .45 caliber handgun from his waist band and fired two shots at the dog that was very close to her. The mother locked herself inside of the residence and said that Verdin left walking.
Deputies reportedly found Verdin near his home with a .45 caliber handgun and an extended magazine in his waistband.
The sheriff's office said that deputies handcuffed Verdin, and took him home, but he began kicking the squad car door and spitting at them.
The deputies reportedly ordered Verdin to get out of the patrol car, but he refused, which is when a bystander is said to have started filming.
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On the video, the deputy yanks Verdin out of the car, and turns him around. A second cop tells the bystander who is filming, "Don't mother f******* touch me, go over there to that phone," and ushers the bystander away from the potentially violent scene.
The sheriff's office expressed concern about the deputy's foul language: "A citizen at the scene used his cell phone to video record this incident that only captures a portion of the incident. The deputy's choice of words was not very professional and does not reflect the integrity of the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office."
The sheriff's office plans to review the deputies' body camera video to investigate the incident.
Verdin was charged with illegal carrying of a weapon, illegal use of a weapon and aggravated cruelty to animals.
The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office mission statement can be found on its website:"
The mission of the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office is to prevent crime and maintain order, while affording dignity and respect to all individuals;
To protect lives and property while safeguarding constitutional guarantees, committed to the delivery of police services in the most efficient, fairest, responsive and ethical manner possible;
To impartially enforce all laws and ordinances while enhancing the quality of life for all citizens through new and innovative approaches to problem solving and crime prevention, with a sensitivity to the priorities and needs of the people:
And, to promote professionalism and pride among the employees of the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office.