The Hurst (Texas) Police officer who was videotaped in November cursing and threatening a teen during an arrest has been fired, police officials said Thursday.
Officer Disraeli Arnold, a four-year veteran of the department, was "indefinitely suspended" after an internal investigation of the Nov. 20 arrest of 17-year-old Andrew Rodriguez, according to a news release.
Assistant Police Chief Steve Niekamp said in an interview that "indefinitely suspended" is a Civil Service term that means, "basically, you're fired."
Police officials concluded that Arnold was "disrespectful to a citizen, used indecent, profane and harsh language" and "conducted himself in a manner which brought discredit to himself and Hurst Police Department," according to the news release.
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