A California police officer in uniform is investigated after sharing a video of himself with his batons as nunchucks
Finish him! California police officer in uniform is investigated after sharing video of himself with his cane as NUNCHUCKS on Mortal Kombat soundtrack
- Sergeant Eddie Chan, of the San Jose Police Department, is being investigated by the Office of the Interior based on video footage
- Video set to thumping music from the classic fighting game Mortal Kombat shows Chan in full uniform with a pair of police batons as nunchucks
- Chan has not shared the video on social media, but it is circulating among fellow officers in San Jose
- Chan’s former supervisor condemned the video as ‘irresponsible’
A California police sergeant faces an internal investigation after sharing himself with two batons as nunchucks to the tones of the Mortal Kombat soundtrack.
The internal affairs of the San Jose Police Department are investigating Sergeant Eddie Chan to determine if he violated any rules during the making of the video.
In the recording, which is circulating among San Jose agents, Chan, dressed in his sergeant uniform, is seen using a pair of police batons as nunchucks.
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Sergeant Eddie Chan, of the San Jose Police Department, is being investigated with a stick by the Internal Affairs Bureau following this video
Nunchucks is a traditional weapon from the Okinawa region of Japan that consists of two sticks connected at one end with a short chain or rope.
Standing in the middle of an empty parking lot in the dark, Chan waves and swings energetically around the batons, imitating martial arts moves.
NBC Bay Area, who broke the story, reported that the batons featured in Chan’s video had not been issued by the San Jose police.
The video is set to thumping techno music from the hit 90s video game and Mortal Kombat, which has also been turned into a movie series.
The latest installment in the R-rated martial arts franchise is set to hit theaters on Friday.
“I think the video was irresponsible, especially in the current climate,” said Rob Millard, a retired San Jose police lieutenant who supervised Chan.
Millard, who also taught police officers defensive tactics, said the moves featured in Chan’s video were never part of his curriculum, “not even as a fun warm-up.”
Some agents, speaking to the station on condition of anonymity, expressed concern that the video of the baton is sending the wrong message, both to the novice agents under Chan ‘s surveillance and to the public.
Set to Mortal Kombat music, the video shows Chan in full uniform and using a pair of police batons as nunchucks
Chan has not shared the video on social media, but it is circulating among fellow police officers in San Jose
Chan’s former supervisor condemned the martial arts-inspired video of the cop waving the batons as ‘irresponsible’
“We don’t need to see that from the police,” said Pastor Jethro Moore of the NAACP San Jose Department.
DailyMail.com contacted police on Tuesday, seeking information on Sergeant Chan’s background, but a spokesman declined to comment, citing the ongoing investigation.
The incident comes at a time when the nation has a moment of reckoning over police brutality following a series of high-profile cases where officers have used deadly force, including the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and, more recently, Daunte. Wright.
Floyd’s alleged murderer Derek Chauvin will learn his fate in the coming days as Minneapolis jurors consider whether to convict him for the murder of the black guard.