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FW Police Officer That Allegedly Maced Passing Bikers Removed From Duty

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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW/1080 KRLD) - Police have opened an investigation into a Forth Worth police officer after someone caught him on video allegedly pepper spraying some passing bikers.

Officer W. Figueroa, a six year veteran was removed from uniformed patrol duties today, according to Cpl. Tracey Knight with the Fort Worth Police Department. He was placed in an administrative capacity pending the investigation. Figueroa documented the entire incident in a report as well as on two cameras – his body camera and the dash cam of the patrol car.

But the video, which began to show up on social media sites today and allegedly shows Figueroa, was taken from the perspective of a man on a motorcycle.

Chase Stone was one of about 20 other riders going south on 287 when they came upon Officer Figueroa who had pulled over a red pickup truck. As they passed, Stone said he was shocked when the officer grabbed his pepper spray from his belt and sprayed it toward him and other bikers. The video shows it all.

"If one of those guys had their masks up it would have caused a highway disaster."

Stone said luckily no one was hit and he wants Officer Figueroa to be disciplined.

"The officer kinda overstepped his boundaries of the law. If a bysteander had done that, sprayed at people riding 55 in the road, I mean. I kinda want to see it treated like that," said Stone

No one was hit by the spray but the video has caused quite a stir nonetheless.

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