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Video Shows 'Racist' Cop Pouring Water On NYC Barbecue.

A video of a white cop dousing a barbecue manned by black residents in Harlem was published on YouTube, Monday. Now that cop is under investigation, according to the (http://nypost.com/2017/08/22/nypd-probes-racist-cop-who-busted-up-neighborhood-bbq/) New York Post Tuesday.

The video, published by a user called "Israelite," depicts the cop removing the cap from a gallon of water, walking over to an open barbecue on the street and pouring it over the hot coals and food. The minute-long video is titled, "Racist cop pours water on cookout grill and denies black children of food."

The individuals grilling could be seen in the video looking on disappointedly during the incident. Someone off-camera appeared to hurl ice at the cop as he walked toward the barbecue. As the cop walked away, someone threw a water bottle at him. Some people yelled at the cop as well.

"You're wilding officer, you're wilding," said one person. "You're on some real disrespectful shit, B."

"You feel better?" shouted another.

"There are kids out here," yelled a third.

At the end of the video, the cop began to walk back to his car but then turned to the person recording the video and said, "Show me the video, please. I would like to see it."

The New York Police Department (NYPD) said it was looking into the incident.

"The commanding officer of the 28th Precinct has been made aware of the video and is conducting an investigation," said the NYPD in a statement to the (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/manhattan/harlem-residents-steam-racist-throwing-water-bbq-article-1.3433798) New York Daily News . The 28th precinct covers central Harlem and its commanding officer is Deputy Inspector Christopher McIntosh.

In New York, fire codes limit charcoal grills to terraces and backyards.

"Cooking with a charcoal barbecue is legal on a terrace or in a backyard - but not on a balcony or roof. There must be a 10-foot clearance between the grill and the building. You must also have immediate access to a fire extinguisher or a water supply, such as a garden hose," the (https://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/homeowner/barbecues.page) fire code reads.

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