Video catches police officer pepper spraying bikers

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FT. WORTH, TX –  A police officer has been placed on desk duty after a video caught him allegedly pepper spraying a group of passing motorcyclists.

Reports out of Ft. Worth, Texas say that an Officer W. Figueroa, who has been on the Fort Worth force since 2009, was placed on administrative duties Monday afternoon.

The incident happened Sunday as the officer was issuing a ticket on the side of the road. A group of motorcyclists passed by, and that’s when he is seen getting out of his cruiser and spraying at them.

The video was captured by one of the bikers on his GoPro:

About 200 motorcyclists joined in a “Welcome Back Weather” ride to commemorate the beginning of biking season.

“The Fort Worth Police Department takes any complaint of officer misconduct very seriously and this incident will be investigated thoroughly,” police said in a statement. They also say that the officer “documented his actions as well as the actions before, during and after the traffic stop, as well as recording it on his body camera and the dash cam of his patrol car.”