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.

Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.

(1) comment

Carlos Vasquez

..adios.

Welcome to the discussion.

Thank you for joining the conversation on Santafenewmexican.com. Please familiarize yourself with the community guidelines. Avoid personal attacks: Lively, vigorous conversation is welcomed and encouraged, insults, name-calling and other personal attacks are not. No commercial peddling: Promotions of commercial goods and services are inappropriate to the purposes of this forum and can be removed. Respect copyrights: Post citations to sources appropriate to support your arguments, but refrain from posting entire copyrighted pieces. Be yourself: Accounts suspected of using fake identities can be removed from the forum.