Jonathan Pentland, a U.S. Army sergeant first class, is being investigated after he was seen pushing, threatening and yelling at a young Black man in a South Carolina neighborhood. Officials launched an investigation after a video of the incident surfaced on Facebook on Monday, Heavy reported. Social media users contributed to the investigation by identifying the sergeant on Tuesday.
According to the now-deleted photos on his unit’s Facebook page, the 42-year-old is based at Fort Jackson in Columbia.
“Fort Jackson officials are aware of the video and it has our full attention,” Leslie Ann Sully, Fort Jackson media relations officer, said in a statement to Blavity. “This type of behavior is not consistent with our Army Values and will not be condoned. We have begun our own investigation and are working with the local authorities.”