U.S. Marshals probe Rep. King's ride-along video

The U.S. Marshals Service has launched an investigation into footage recorded during Rep. Peter King's (R-Seaford) ride-alongs in Brooklyn and The Bronx, which was posted

MASSAPEQUA - The U.S. Marshals Service has launched an investigation into footage recorded during Rep. Peter King's (R-Seaford) ride-alongs in Brooklyn and The Bronx, which was posted on the congressman's YouTube page.

The target of the probe is a clip showing the inside of an apartment where an alleged fugitive was captured. Officials say the eight-minute video, which shows someone's private residence, may be illegal.

"The policy restrictions which prohibit individuals who are not U.S. Marshals employees or Task Force officers from filming inside a private residence are intended to be in place during all ride-alongs," U.S. Marshals spokesman Jeff Carter said in a statement.

According to the website Talking Points Memo (TPM), King took the video off his YouTube page after TPM inquired about it. TPM says the congressman then put an edited version back online, and then ultimately removed the entire video again.

Today, King told News 12 Long Island that he was in full compliance with the U.S. Marshals' regulations, and that the video of the ride-along was approved by the agency before going online.

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