A Cincinnati police officer has been fired after her body camera caught her using racial slurs while on duty back in April.
The Cincinnati City Manager's office announced Monday, it had approved the recommendation by Interim Police Chief Teresa Theetge to terminate Officer Rose Valentino, WLWT reports.
According to an internal investigations report, Valentino was on duty in a marked police car on April 5 when she went to the district three police station to complete a report.
The report states that as Valentino pulled into the driveway of the station, she saw several cars lined up waiting to pick up students from Western Hills University High School.
Valentino then activated her lights and siren, signaling for the vehicles to move, and when they didn't, she became audibly angry.
Valentino put her window down and told the drivers to move when, according to the report, a black male student walked by and gave Valentino the middle finger. Valentino got angry and could be heard on her body camera saying the slur in response to the teenage student.
FOP President Dan Hils released a statement on the decision Monday evening saying, "No Cincinnati police officer should use the N-word or any other racial slur and anyone who does is wrong. The Fraternal Order of Police represents Cincinnati Police Officers throughout the disciplinary process as outlined in our collective bargaining agreement. Officer Valentino is entitled to challenge her termination if she chooses and the FOP will represent her if she does."