VIDEO: Fla. Cop Fired Over Traffic Stop
A Pensacola (Fla.) Police officer has been fired for allegedly using excessive force on a hit-and-run suspect at a traffic stop earlier this month.
Officer Christopher Geraci was fired after his dashboard video camera captured him slamming the woman's head onto her car multiple times. Geraci has also been charged with battery.
"When I saw the video, I was shocked and disappointed," Pensacola Police Chief Chip Simmons told WKRG. "This is not how we train, it was unreasonable force and it was inconsistent with the level of resistance."
The video shows Geraci approaching Abbi Bonds, 29, and a disabled vehicle at 2:30 a.m. on Aug. 2. Bonds talked on her cellphone and apparently ignored the officer's commands.