Video has emerged of a California traffic cop pointing his gun at a driver and a passenger for nearly 10 minutes. According to the Campbell Police Department, the motorcycle cop saw a car on July 26 driving in the far-right lane of a freeway at 85mph and stopped the vehicle ‘out of safety concerns’. He allegedly told the occupants why he stopped them and asked to see documentation. When the passenger reached under his seat, the ‘unexpected movement’ prompted the officer to draw his gun in a clip filmed by the female driver. Police say the officer had his weapon drawn for so long was because rush hour traffic delayed backup from arriving and the exchange ended civilly. Some viewers defended the Campbell officer. Others questioned whether he needed to draw his gun, and why he held it in a way that appeared to obscure his body camera.

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