Police: Video shows officer pressuring driver for donation [video]

A Philadelphia patrolman is on desk duty after a videotape appears to show him pressuring a driver to support a police fundraiser or have his car towed.

Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey says 32-year-old officer Matthew Zagursky embarrassed the department and may have committed a crime.

The video shows the driver agreeing to give the officer $30 for three tickets to a police union fundraiser.

The officer is also heard making a homophobic remark while discussing pink windshield wipers on the car.

The Philadelphia Inquirer first reported Friday on the Internal Affairs probe. The officer threatens to tow the car because it’s unregistered.

Ramsey plans to refer the case to prosecutors.

The police union declined comment Friday because its president is on vacation. Zagursky does not have a listed phone number.

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