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WATCH: Cop Tosses Peanuts at Handcuffed Homeless Man

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    A Florida police department is investigating video showing an officer throwing peanuts at a handcuffed homeless man, NBC News reported.

    The tape shows officer Andrew Halpin tossing peanuts while booking Randy Miller at the Sarasota County Jail on July 18. Miller opens his mouth like a circus animal — apparently at Halpin's command.

    The video was made public on Monday. Sarasota Police Chief Bernadette DiPino told NBC station WFLA she was not aware of the incident until the video was made public and is "disappointed in what I saw in this video."

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida called the acts "humiliating" and is demanding that Halpin be fired, according to WFLA.