VIDEO: Off-Duty Rookie Fired Over Confrontation with Uniformed Officer

A rookie officer with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has been fired over a confrontation with a uniformed officer with the Swissvale (PA) Police Department.

A witness caught the incident on cell phone video as 25-year-old Sidney Bates—who had just been sworn in with the Pittsburgh police in May—got into a dispute with an officer in the street.

Bates' attorney said that the firing occurred without the officer ever having a conversation with command staff.

Bates will file a grievance against the city to try to get his job back, according to WPXI-TV News.

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