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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