|Some cops are such knuckleheads that they still don't understand that they are now|
under constant surveillance by a wary public. "Officer" Matthew Zagursky found out
the hard way. (Screen capture from video)
By David Henry
A Philadelphia police officer could be in serious trouble after video surfaced online that shows him pressuring a driver to buy tickets to a fundraiser - or else.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey told Action News that Internal Affairs is investigating the incident involving the officer, 32-year-old Matthew Zagursky.
He's a nine year veteran of the force assigned to the 24th District.
In the video, Zagursky is heard asking the driver if he has money to buy tickets to the Police and Fire Hero Thrill Show fundraiser. Money from the show is used to pay college tuition for children of Philadelphia police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty.
In the video, Zagursky is heard to say, "You and your friend got any money to buy these thrill show tickets? Support your police department. Ten bucks each, man."
The incident was part of what police call a "live stop," part of crackdown on unregistered and uninsured vehicles.
Zagursky continues, "Either you buy these, or I take your car because it's unregistered. Ten bucks each man."