Phoenix police Chief Jeri Williams says she intends to fire Officer Christopher Meyer following an internal investigation into a use-of-force incident earlier this year that got national attention.
In June, the Phoenix Police Department opened an investigation into some of its officers and how they handled the shoplifting-theft incident involving 22-year-old Dravon Ames.
The decision comes after cell phone video was released showing an officer sweeping the leg of a handcuffed man, later identified as Ames, ABC 15 reports.
Shortly after, Ames' leg is swept and another officer approaches the vehicle the suspect was in, and points a gun at the backseat. That's when a woman and her two daughters open the door and walk out.
Both Ames and the woman were handcuffed and detained, but neither was arrested.
A family spokesperson says the two were considered shoplifting suspects, stemming from their daughter taking a doll from a dollar store.
A second officer involved in the incident has been given a written reprimand after the investigations.