Transcript for Fake Police Harassment Video Causes Stir
Video hit YouTube in June and went viral getting nearly a million hits -- -- -- It shows several people in West Covina police department uniforms and patrol cars pull over -- dating a civilian. -- -- although attempts were made to cover up the city's name West Covina city officials are outraged. We're wasting our time dealing -- these -- that wasted. Our resources and our equipment doing this lengthy and costly internal investigation is under -- the police department says that no West Covina sworn officers were involved in the making of the video. But employees of the city took parks. They were not sworn officers they -- been anything from good -- service officers to cadets the these are all the personnel that Wear uniforms that are employed by the city. But they are not sworn police officers. The idealist created by the Venice based production company zoo -- and was directed by Patrick Scott it appears to be an attempt to poke fun at police harassment. -- kosice released this statement about the incident. This is America and truth will always prevail unless of course lies make a better sound bites. It's. What it. City officials say this is no laughing matter is using tax Payer money and -- sources. The cost of the investigation I want full reimbursement. From Patrick Scott in all of his clowns that we're in in this video. Now this investigation is still ongoing the department is trying to figure out a number of things most pointedly how those patrol cars remain available to the production company. And if -- city employees are being paid on city time. And also in that video you heard some gunfire rocked as those police cars were driving away the department is trying to determine if that was actual gunfire. It Muskogee net -- -- Phillips ABC seven Eyewitness News.
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