Fact Check: VIRAL video of ALLEGED #FBI agent RACIALLY profiled EXPLAINED! [VID]

There is a video of a black man being handcuffed and detained by police after being profiled. Sources stayed the man being detained was an FBI agent arrested by mistake, but we researched it to find out the truth behind the apprehension.

Various posts on social media concluded the man was secretly an FBI agent. However, the Rochester (MN) Police Department confirmed to Reuters via email that, “Contrary to social media rumors, the individual was not a Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) agent.” The department said: “During the brief detention, identification was located showing he was not the individual the officers knew had a warrant. The individual was immediately released.“ Rochester Police also confirmed that the incident took place on June 1, 2019. A press release from the RPD on the exchange is visible here .

An Instagram user claiming to be the source of the video said that he chose to share the video at this time because the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis had stoked racial tensions around the country. Instagram user @thisisnike1 wrote in a post accompanying the video: “‪Somethin’ been telling me to hold on to this video over a year now, ok.” (here‬‬‬

The user @thisisnike1, confirmed in an Instagram comment that the claim the man was an undercover FBI agent was a rumor that started on Twitter. Another social media user identified the man in the video as his friend and “not an FBI agent”


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