The Jakarta Post
An officer of the Jakarta Police is being investigated by the police’s internal affairs division after a video of him showing off his gun went viral on social media.
The viral video shows the officer wearing a police shirt while carrying a rifle.
"So your boyfriend is handsome? Rich? But can he do this?" the officer says while cocking his gun.
Yaampun mas, sekali kokang rahimku langsung meledak pic.twitter.com/81h4Hiw1C5— Karyastatis (@kapansarjana_) May 12, 2020
The four-second video went viral after it was uploaded by Twitter user @kapansarjana. It gained 4.8 million views and more than 10,000 retweets in less than three days.
"Please tell your cadet not to be arrogant in front of the people, you and your cadets are paid by the people's tax money," @kapansarjana tweeted on Tuesday, tagging the National Police's official Twitter account, @DivHumas_Polri.
Mohon untuk bpk @DivHumas_Polri kasih tau anak didik njenengan pak, tidak usah sombong sama rakyat, anak didik, juga kalian diagaji oleh uang pajak rakyat— Karyastatis (@kapansarjana_) May 12, 2020
Several other netizens shared similar sentiments. "It's better to have a handsome and rich boyfriend than to have a boyfriend like you who is so arrogant just because you can cock a gun," a Twitter user wrote.
Mending pacar ganteng kaya lah drpada masnya cuma bisa kokang tembakan doang aj sombongnya minta ampun:(— ebyyyy (@ddwnt_) May 12, 2020
"Have your parents paid the bank the money they owe for paying your "entrance fee" [to the police academy]?" another user tweeted.
Duit dr hutang bank orang tua yg dipake buat pendaftaran udah lunas belum mas ?— ihza muqaffa (@iniihza) May 12, 2020
Other users shared videos and pictures of police brutality in the comments section.
pacarmu ganteng bisa gini gak ? pic.twitter.com/ML49Z4uuMY— dunanges (@gustinovendra) May 12, 2020
Masnya pasti bisa kaya gini pic.twitter.com/c6NPuxMoH3— sikoh (@richide_) May 12, 2020
Bisa gini ? pic.twitter.com/nEAYdY7Cm9— Mantan kamu (@ismizidantaft) May 12, 2020
National Police spokesperson Ahmad Ramadhan said the officer, identified only as GAP, was not a cadet in the police academy but an officer with the Jakarta Police.
"He's not a cadet like the news said, he's an officer at the Jakarta Police, Ahmad said on Thursday as reported by tribunnews.com.
The Jakarta Police internal affairs division, he said, was investigating the viral incident. "The initial investigation revealed that Brig. GAP made the video with a fellow officer when they were assigned to guard an ATM cash refilling."
Ahmad explained that, after recording the video, GAP uploaded it his WhatsApp story and did not share it elsewhere on social media.
He also said that GAP reported the @kapansarjana Twitter account to the Jakarta Police's directorate of special crimes investigation. (nal)