US cop accused of force against Black Army officer fired

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Associated Press
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Mon, 2021-04-12 07:11

RICHMOND, Virginia: 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.

US Army 2nd Lt. Caron Nazario is handcuffed after being pepper-sprayed by a police officer in Windsor, Virginia, in December 2020. (Windsor Police/Handout via REUTERS)
US Army 2nd Lt. Caron Nazario raises his hands after being pepper-sprayed by a police officer in Windsor, Virginia, in December 2020. (Windsor Police/Handout via REUTERS)
US Army 2nd Lt. Caron Nazario exits his vehicle after being pepper-sprayed by a police officer in Windsor, Virginia, in December 2020. (Windsor Police/Handout via REUTERS)
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