Video shows cop pepper spraying Army Lt. during traffic stop | USA TODAY

Video shows cop pepper spraying Army Lt. during traffic stop | USA TODAY 1


What you see in this body cam footage has been labeled as "disturbing" by the Virginia governor.

A Virginia police officer accused of pepper-spraying a Black and Latino military officer and forcing him to the ground during a traffic stop in December has been fired, a Town of Windsor official said.

Army Lt. Caron Nazario has filed suit seeking more than $1 million against police officers Joe Gutierrez and Daniel Crocker, and video from the officers' body cameras and Nazario's cellphone went viral last week.

Windsor, with a population of 2,600, has a police force of about a half dozen officers, according to the town's website. Following an internal investigation, Gutierrez was fired and additional officer training was implemented, Windsor Town Manager William Saunders said in a statement Sunday.

"The Town has also requested an investigation of this event by the Virginia State Police, and joins with elected officials who have called for a full and complete review of the actions of these officers," Saunders said, adding that "we are saddened for events like this to cast our community in a negative light."

Virginia's governor, attorney general, a congressman and the NAACP were among those expressing outrage at the actions of Windsor police officers in recent days.

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27 Comments on "Video shows cop pepper spraying Army Lt. during traffic stop | USA TODAY"

  1. M&M SILVERADO | April 12, 2021 at 6:04 PM | Reply

    The cops are racist in this case

  2. Here’s The Thing | April 12, 2021 at 6:06 PM | Reply

    Sometime in the wrong offices just get shot you know

  3. Jamal Abdille | April 12, 2021 at 6:08 PM | Reply

    Things will never change with officers like this in this world

  4. curlychavelita | April 12, 2021 at 6:10 PM | Reply

    So sad to watch

  5. Alexandra Herring | April 12, 2021 at 6:11 PM | Reply


  6. Wonderful Jesus Christ! A military man in his uniform treated like this simply because of what? Oh God Almighty thank you for your patience in heaven.

  7. joeydeluca2017APK | April 12, 2021 at 6:17 PM | Reply

    Those police lied

  8. butchdeadlift10 | April 12, 2021 at 6:29 PM | Reply

    Thank goodness for body cameras. Hope this does not become another gypsy cop

  9. TheyCallMe Nyquil | April 12, 2021 at 6:33 PM | Reply


  10. António Raposo | April 12, 2021 at 6:40 PM | Reply

    This cop is stupid or what? Sorry, i´m european (we don´t understand this kind of atittude)

  11. DJ KHALID X s | April 12, 2021 at 6:58 PM | Reply

    So emotional views damn you Virginia police!!!!!

  12. The man with his hands out the window was a threat clearly. He wasnt, give these guys a position and they abuse it

  13. Glad he got fired Walmart is hiring.

  14. Richard Pratts | April 12, 2021 at 8:44 PM | Reply

    It’s time to pay that officer a house visit!! 👍😎

  15. The Chosen one | April 12, 2021 at 8:46 PM | Reply

    This video looks like a American Soldier was captured and brought to his knees by the enemy. It really pisses me off

  16. Horrific…. I’m shocked and horrified.

  17. This just pure racism. And a lot of jealousy

  18. Ivanka Wanakisurias | April 12, 2021 at 10:13 PM | Reply

    This policeman should not only be fired but deported to where he came from….

  19. Annie Paulson | April 12, 2021 at 10:47 PM | Reply

    Is his dog okay? Most cops are good but that was awful and horrible to watch. I swear they are just dividing us with these videos

  20. Drive without plates- expect this.

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