A Chicago police officer is accused of trying to break a basketball hoop in the Little Village neighborhood.
A resident recorded the incident using a cellphone. It’s getting a lot of attention on social media and YouTube.
Noe Silva owns the hoop, and while the alderman says there have been complaints in the past, Silva says people in the neighborhood have been playing like this for years.
“Plenty of cops pass by, plenty of them and they see us playing and wave ‘Hi, hi how you doing’, they keep goin’. Sometimes say put it away, we put it away,” Silva said.
Sivla says the officer in this case just grabbed the hoop without saying anything. The police department said the incident is under investigation.