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Video: TX Sergeant Fired Over "Absolutely Unacceptable" Conduct at Domestic

December 19, 2017  | 

VIDEO: TX Sergeant Fired Over "Absolutely Unacceptable" Conduct at Domestic

A 22-year veteran of the Fort Worth (TX) Police Department has been fired after a use-of-force review showed that the officer’s conduct while on duty was “absolutely unacceptable,” the department said Monday.

Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald fired Sgt. Kenneth Pierce for violating the department’s code of conduct when responding to a disturbance, ABC News reports.

The incident started when a women called the Fort Worth Police Department for assistance regarding a domestic disturbance. Bodycam video of the incident was discovered during a mandatory use-of-force review, according to the department’s statement.

Fitzgerald said Pierce became “impatient, initiated an unnecessary physical confrontation and then ordered a rookie police officer to Tase the woman.”


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A Burney @ 12/20/2017 10:28 AM

Thoughts?

Draco @ 12/24/2017 1:16 AM

My thought is that the stupid lady was resisting, not following orders so the sgt (rightfully so) said just taze her. We're done playing games here.

OTJ26YRS @ 12/27/2017 8:13 AM

I haven't discussed it with any supervisors in our dept but our patrol officers that have seen it do not see anything that is an issue under our policies and practices. If there is some policy of that department that he violated that is a point that they should clarify. We do not see anything that to our knowledge leads us to believe he violated law or her rights. She says she has a knife in her purse and is trying to get into her house. They were right to attempt to keep her from entering the house where she could access a weapon. All she had to do to avoid the whole situation is to be compliant with the officers directions. If anything they should get credit for saving her life because had she accessed the knife it could have escalated into a deadly force situation where they would have to shoot her injuring or killing her. Based on her uncooperative attitude and irrational behavior I believe it was reasonable to use the taser to keep the scene from escalating even higher.

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