A Waller, Texas, police officer is being investigated after he nonchalantly pepper sprayed a college student for no apparent reason.
Officer Adolphus Cannon is on paid administrative leave while the Waller County District Attorney’s office and the Texas Rangers investigate his use of the pepper spray.
Officer Cannon was caught on camera pepper spraying Bobby Hall, a student at nearby Prairie View A&M University. Cannon was at an apartment complex responding to a disturbance call when he sprayed Hall. Hall, a communications major, was standing by and filming Cannon and other officers when Cannon suddenly shot him with pepper spray.
Here is Hall’s footage of the incident:
The Waller Police Department is looking into the incident.
"We became aware of a video in which one of our officers may have used pepper spray during an encounter with a civilian,” a statement from the department says. “We are currently reviewing this incident to determine the officer's compliance with standard operating procedures. The officer has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of our review."
Hall told ABC-13 he thinks Cannon should lose his job.
"I feel like I didn't do anything wrong," he added. "I was just using my First Amendment Right. I feel like he was abusing his authority."
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