A police officer is being investigated after he was caught on video making a joke about shooting a black man.
The officer also mocked the ‘ Black Lives Matter ’ movement in the footage which appeared on Facebook.
West Midlands Police have removed the officer from front-line duties after the video went viral.
The footage was filmed last month inside the Coventry home of a man while "making enquiries as part of an ongoing investigation".
When the man complained about harassment the officer replied: “You’re not going all ‘Black Lives Matter’ on us are you?”
He then told the man behind the camera: “You would be the first one I would shoot if I had a gun, definitely”.
The incident is believed to have taken place on August 24. Police refused to say whether any arrests were made.
Local community activist Desmond Jaddoo called for an investigation into the video.
He said: “This is not the type of behaviour expected from our police officers who are there to protect and serve.
"As far as I’m concerned these are serious matters, police officers are there to set an example, their behaviour must be beyond reproach.
"You don’t not make flippant statements about serious issues which affect communities.
“This is not locker room banter.”
West Midlands Police said officers from its Professional Standards Department are investigating.
The force said the matter has also been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
Assistant Chief Constable Alex Murray said: “What was said was not right.
“The officer has been removed from front line duties pending further assessment.
“The officer has already expressed remorse and is very apologetic over his comments.
"We expect the highest standards of behaviour from all our officers and staff and always take complaints from members of the public seriously."