Virginia police officer fired over pepper-spraying of Army lieutenant

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A Windsor, Virginia, police officer accused of pepper-spraying U.S. Army Lieut. Caron Nazario, a Black and Latino man, during a traffic stop has been fired, authorities announced Sunday night.

Driving the news: Virginia’s governor has ordered an investigation after video emerged of the incident involving Windsor Police Department officers Daniel Crocker and Joe Gutierrez, which he called “disturbing.” Gutierrez has now been fired, the Town of Windsor said late Sunday.

What they’re saying: “At the finish of this examination, it was resolved that Windsor Police Department strategy was not followed,” the Town of Windsor said in an articulation.

“This brought about disciplinary activity, and division wide prerequisites for extra preparing were carried out start in January and proceed up to the present.

“Since that time, Officer Gutierrez was likewise fired from his work.”

For the record: Nazario documented a claim against the officials recently, blaming them for pepper-showering him and pointing weapons at him.

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