HOUSTON, Texas - A Houston Police Department officer is now at the center of an internal investigation after video surfaced on social media of him allegedly taking pictures of a woman's backside.
The incident happened Tuesday night at a Drake concert when a woman recorded a video of an HPD officer taking pictures of a woman's rear end.
Jessica, who didn't want her last name used, said she was shocked at what was happening in front of her. She tells us the officer had no idea he was on camera, caught taking pictures of an unsuspecting woman.
"He was really oblivious to the fact that there were people above him that could actually see his phone and see what he was doing," she said.
The video was uploaded on Twitter, and instantly went viral with more than 10,000 retweets and 24,000 likes.
HPD investigating viral video of officer taking pic of woman's backside
Jessica recalled, "At the time I was like laughing, I was like, 'Wow, this is like, this is crazy. I can't believe I am actually seeing what I am seeing.'"
Jessica says she eventually caught up with the woman and made her aware of the fact the officer was taking photos of her without her consent. We are told she laughed it off, but others are not.
Some say it is inappropriate in the MeToo era and definitely not something a uniformed officer should be doing.
The Houston Police Department responded to the viral video, saying in part, "We are aware of a video that shows actions of one of our officers at a concert last evening."
HPD says they have launched an internal investigation into the matter.