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A member of the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office has been suspended without pay after a video surfaced online of the officer striking one civilian and threatening another during an otherwise peaceful interaction.
In the disturbing cellphone video shot early Friday morning, the officer appears to violently coerce a man into waiving his Fourth Amendment rights, striking him and repeating, "You wanna fuckin' resist?" when the man refuses to consent to a search.
"You gonna slap me around?" asks the video's off-screen recorder.
"Yeah," replies the officer, "I'll rip your fuckin' head off and shit down your throat."
Saratoga police said in a statement that no charges have been filed against the as-yet unnnamed officer for the "inappropriate interaction," adding that additional information will not be released "until the investigation is concluded."