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.”