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NYPD officers caught on video blasting 'Trump 2020' from patrol car loudspeaker

Two New York police officers were caught on video endorsing Donald Trump by blasting 'Trump 2020' from a patrol car loudspeaker in Brooklyn.

The incident took place on Saturday night around 9.50pm where two officers were filmed standing outside a patrol vehicle on St. Paul Street in Flatbush and a man yelled at them saying 'F*** yourselves you f***ing fascists.'

One of the officers is then heard through the patrol speaker saying: 'Trump 2020. Put it on YouTube. Put it on Facebook. Trump 2020.'

'Take a picture, take a picture, put it on Facebook, put it on YouTube, have some fun,' the officer added sarcastically.

NYPD tells DailyMail.com the incident is under investigation, as Mayor Bill de Blasio and Commissioner Dermot Shea condemn the officer behavior as '100 percent unacceptable', stressing cops must remain 'apolitical'.  

Two New York police officers were caught on video endorsing Donald Trump by blasting 'Trump 2020' from a patrol car loudspeaker in Brooklyn on Saturday night

In the video a man yells at the officers 'F*** yourselves you f***ing fascists'. One of the officers is then heard through the patrol speaker saying: 'Trump 2020. Put it on YouTube. Put it on Facebook. Trump 2020'. A view of the two officers above 

Brandon Hines, 34, watched the concerning scene from his apartment and his roommate recorded it.

He said the cops started to say Trump 2020 when a pedestrian gave the cop the middle finger because their car was in the crosswalk.

'We went to the window just to make sure whoever he was talking to was safe. And this is not the first time we had an issue of cops using the bullhorn in the neighborhood,' Hines said to the New York Daily News.

'I’m just your average gay black guy but I’ve been stopped and frisked twice on my block. This is a predominantly black community and there is obviously that beef between cops and the community . . . It goes back a long long time.

'It’s been a whole summer of this but this is the first time I heard the police officers endorsing or say they were going to be voting for Trump 2020,' he added.

It's not immediately clear who the officers involved in the incident were 

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the police commissioner have blasted the incident and condemned the officers involved.

'Let me be clear: ANY NYPD Officer pushing ANY political agenda while on duty will face consequences. We will act fast here, and this will not be tolerated,' he shared Sunday afternoon.

De Blasio spokesman Bill Neidhardt said an investigation launched Sunday will be completed by the end of the day.

'We will have quick consequences today that will send a clear message,' Neidhardt said.

NYPD commissioner Dermot Shea blasted the incident as 'one hundred percent unacceptable.'

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the police commissioner have blasted the incident and condemned the officers involved. 'Let me be clear: ANY NYPD Officer pushing ANY political agenda while on duty will face consequences. We will act fast here, and this will not be tolerated,' he shared Sunday afternoon

NYPD commissioner Dermot Shea blasted the incident as 'one hundred percent unacceptable', saying cops must 'remain apolitical'

'Law Enforcement must remain apolitical, it is essential in our role to serve ALL New Yorkers regardless of any political beliefs. It is essential for New Yorkers to trust their Police,' Shea said.

The Police Benevolent Association, New York’s largest police union endorsed Trump for re-election in August.

However the NYPD prohibits on-duty cops from 'endorsing political candidates or publicly expressing personal views and opinions concerning the merits of any political party or candidate for office.'

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