Metro Transit's light rail service. Photo: Metro Transit

Metro Transit's light rail service. Photo: Metro Transit

MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis Metro Transit police are investigating an incident shown on video in which a transit officer asks a light-rail passenger about his immigration status, ABC News reported.

In the video, the officer is shown asking a passenger for state identification and when the person indicates he doesn't have one, the officer asks, "Are you here illegally?," the report said.

Metro Transit Police Chief Harrington said in a statement that it's not his agency's practice to inquire about immigration status and has asked for an internal investigation into the encounter, which happened May 14, according to ABC News.

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