Officer Accused of Force in Stop of Black Army Officer Fired
Local officials said an internal investigation opened at the time into the use of force determined that department policy wasn’t followed.
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One of two police officers accused of pepper-spraying and pointing their guns at a Black Army officer during a traffic stop has since been fired, a Virginia town announced late Sunday, hours after the governor called for an independent investigation into the case. The town of Windsor said in a statement that it joined calls from election officials, including Gov. Ralph Northam, in requesting an investigation by Virginia State Police into…