WATCH: Black man ripped out of his car and abused by several cops over loud music

A police officer in Syracuse, New York, who was caught assaulting a man on video, claims he thought he was armed, reports CNY Central.

Officer Christopher Buske pulled over 23-year-old Shaolin Moore--for playing his music too loud--and asked him to exit the vehicle.

When he refused, officers pulled Moore from the car.

Buske claimed that Moore was gesturing towards his waistband in a way that made him worry he was armed. He wasn't.

The incident, in which Buske strikes Moore multiple times, was captured on video.