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MS officer on leave after threatening driver: 'I can empty a magazine into the car'

Officer Keith Dowd (Source: Commercial Dispatch) Officer Keith Dowd (Source: Commercial Dispatch)

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - A white Mississippi police officer who was recorded telling a black motorist that he could shoot into the car if the man failed to keep his hands on the steering wheel has been placed on leave.

The Commercial Dispatch used a public records request to obtain the Aug. 18 video from the body camera worn by Columbus Officer Keith Dowd.

The video on the newspaper site captures Dowd repeatedly asking whether the driver had been smoking marijuana.

Dowd tells the driver to keep his hands on the steering wheel and says: "I guarantee you, before you think you can do something, I can empty a magazine into the car."

Dowd let the driver go without a ticket.

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith says Dowd is a threat to community safety.

Information from: The Commercial Dispatch, http://www.cdispatch.com

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