“You better f***ing keep your mouth shut or I’ll make your life a living f***ing hell. From this f***ing day forward,” the officer identified as Acuti says.
“You wanted it, you f***ing earned it. I don’t care how the f**k old you are,” Acuti says.
In part of the video, the crying teen says she is scared and is asking officers to call her mom before saying, “This is what y’all do. Y’all kill people.” The teen can be heard screaming the same thing throughout the video and telling officers to call her mom because she is underage.
Aurora Police officials said in the release that Chief Vanessa Wilson was “deeply concerned by what she saw” and immediately ordered an investigation into the incident.
As of last summer, it is illegal for an officer to witness misconduct and not report it.
In the release the police department describes Acuti’s use of profane language as “not consistent with the training or expectations of an Aurora Police officer.”
“I commend the officers that are unwilling to compromise their integrity and continue to report misconduct that jeopardizes the work we, as an agency, are trying to accomplish with our community,” Wilson said in the statement.
Police said they’re finalizing the internal investigation and Acuti will remain on administrative leave, pending the outcome.
The driver was arrested for speeding, driving without a valid license and obstructing a peace officer but was released that evening.
CNN made several attempts to reach Acuti and the Aurora Police Association and was unsuccessful.