The U.S. Marshals Service says it’s investigating a video taken this weekend in California that appears to show an agent rip a phone away from a woman who had been filming him before destroying it.

The agents were reportedly investigating alleged biker gang activity near the South Gate home where the video was recorded, when Beatriz Paez walked by. Via the LA Times:

U.S. Marshals and local law enforcement officers had blocked off a stretch of San Juan Avenue and had eight to 10 people lying on their stomachs with their hands on their heads when Paez took out her Samsung cellphone and began recording, she said.

Standing a few feet away from them and filming, she can be heard repeating something about feeling unsafe and having a “right to be here.”

South Gate police confirmed the Marshals service was involved in the incident, and a Marshals spokesperson tells the Daily Dot that the man in the video appears to be an agent and that the incident is under investigation.


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