BLK PXLS captured this superb footage of an Oakland policer officer covering up his name tag during Wednesday's chaotic, tear gas-filled Occupy Oakland general strike. When asked about the black tap over his name, the officer refuses to answer. BLK PXLS writes:
This how to properly engage with police when they do suspicious things. We were riding by on bikes and noticed he's hiding his name and has no badge number. SO we decided to ask him. He did not answer, we asked a ranking officer is that policy? The LT. quickly went about fixing his attitude. This is a common practice among cops at occupy's around the US .That way he/she cannot be named or referenced if he participates in police miss-conduct. Its in most police departments policies that all officers in uniform must show some form of identification. OPD does not wear badges with #'s, how do we hold anyone accountable?
Check out the video below:
After BLK PXLS questioned commanding officer Lt. C. Wong about the literal cover up, the anonymous cop has the black tape removed for him.