ALBUQUERQUE — University of New Mexico officials are investigating a video posted by a campus police officer that appears to make fun of people of Mexican descent.

The school announced last week it has suspended University of New Mexico Police Department officer Eric Peer in connection with a video posted March 29 on the social media app TikTok.

In the video, a man is seen laying tile with a South Park voice-over saying “scanning for Mexicans.”

The video was recorded inside an unspecified house and showed the floor where the tile is being placed.

“We are aware of the social media incident related to one of our UNMPD officers, and are investigating immediately and appropriately,” university president Garnett Stokes wrote in a post on Twitter. “@UNM and @unmpd stand against racism and social injustice. Respect and diversity are part of our culture, values and who we are as Lobos.”

No phone number is listed for Peer.

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