Detectives in Nashville, Tenn., are investigating whether a New York City Police Department officer broke into a family's home in the middle of the night while visiting the city on vacation.
The Tennessean reports that Conese Halliburton says she called 911 after the officer, whose name has not been released, allegedly kicked down her door and began shouting threats and racial slurs at her family.
"I'm screaming at the operator, 'He's in my house! He's in my house,'" Halliburton told the newspaper, recalling her 911 call around 2:30 a.m. on July 9.
The man was reportedly staying at an Airbnb location one house down and had entered her home while allegedly intoxicated.
"This is my motherf---ing house," Halliburton recalls the man yelling.
In surveillance footage shared by Halliburton's neighbor, The Tennessean reports that the officer can be heard yelling, "Try to shoot me, and I'll break every f---ing bone in your f---ing neck," before calling the family members, who are black, "f---ing n-----s."
Halliburton says that she was glad her sons did not try to subdue the man, due to his police training.
"If my sons would have fought him, he's already properly trained to take down people," she told the Tennessean.
NYPD officials told The Hill that the department is actively coordinating with Nashville authorities on the case.
"The NYPD has an open and on-going investigation. The department is working with the Nashville Police Department on the case," said Sergeant Jessica McRorie, an NYPD spokeswoman.
Halliburton lives in the house with her four sons, and The Tennessean said that her door was damaged in the incident. No charges have been filed against the officer in the case, which is still under investigation, the paper reports.