Boston Police are investigating an alleged confrontation following a crosswalk altercation between an off-duty cop and a pedestrian near the Arlington T station which was recorded by a passerby and posted online.
The video of the confrontation, which happened around 5 p.m. on Tuesday, shows a man on the ground with another man wearing a Red Sox jersey pinning him down with his knee on his lower back. In the video, the man wearing the Red Sox jersey can be heard identifying himself as a Boston Police officer.
Stephen Harlowe uploaded the video to his Facebook account. It had been viewed more than 400,000 times as of Thursday afternoon.