FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Baltimore Cop Fired In YouTube Skateboarder Flap Wants Job Back

February 28, 2011  | 


A veteran Baltimore Police officer who was fired for berating a teenage skateboarder after a video clip of the incident was posted on YouTube is seeking to regain his position.

On Monday, a judge sided with the city's decision to dismiss the officer, reports WBALTV.com.

Salvatore Rivieri, a 19-year veteran, was fired in August amid public outcry over the incident. Officer Rivieri is seen pushing the 14-year-old and berating him. The officer had instructed the teens that they could not ride their skateboards in the area.

The officer was disciplined for failing to document the 2007 encounter in a written report, reports the Baltimore Sun.

Related:

VIDEO: Baltimore Officer's Encounter with Teen Skater

Tags: Citizen Video, Baltimore PD, Use-of-Force Policies


Comments (2)

Displaying 1 - 2 of 2

dw @ 3/1/2011 5:33 AM

I am Officer Rivier!!! WHATS YOUR PROBLEM? ARE YOU FROM THE COUNTY OR SOMETHIN?

Rick @ 3/7/2011 10:30 AM

If there were a National Officers Wall of Shame, Rivieri would be a good candidate for the poster boy. What an absolute disgrace to the many law enforcement professionals across this country. Oops, I better becareful not disrespect Rivieri, did you see what a tough guy he is when he took that 14 year old skate boarder down?

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Suspect Facing Charges After Boston Police Say He Dropped Backpack at Marathon Finish Line
Boston Police said two backpacks were left unattended by the finish line around 7 p.m. The...
Officer's Son Suspected in Calgary Mass Murder
Matthew de Grood is in custody after four males and a female died following the...
Video: Dashcam Video Shows Small Town Iowa Shootout
Officer Brendan Zeimet was shot when he approached a truck, parked on the wrong side of...
Video: Disabled Wisconsin Officer Dies from 1991 Wound
Severson, Albee, and other deputies were approaching the suspect when he opened fire with...
Video: Heroic Boston Officer Recalls Marathon Bombing Response
He was just feet from the finish line, on-duty at the time, working crowd control, when...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of over 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine