Virginia officers announced late Sunday they had fired a police officer who pepper-sprayed a Black and Latino US Army Medical Corps lieutenant in a December site visitors stop of which pictures went viral on social media over the weekend.
William Saunders, town supervisor of Windsor, a small community west of Norfolk, stated officer Joe Gutierrez had been allow go after an research into his use of force against Lt. Caron Nazario on Dec. Five, 2020.
The research observed police procedures had not been accompanied appropriately, prompting similarly training across the department, Saunders stated in a declaration.
“The Town of Windsor prides itself in its small-town charm and the community-wide respect of its Police Department,” Saunders stated. “Due to this, we’re saddened for occasions like this to solid our community in a poor light.”
“Rather than deflect grievance, we have addressed these matters with our employees administratively,” he stated.