Virginia Cop Who Pepper-Sprayed Army Officer Fired After Damning Video Released

Virginia Cop Who Pepper-Sprayed Army Officer Fired After Damning Video Released

A Virginia police officer who pepper-sprayed and threatened a uniformed Black and Latinx Army officer during a routine traffic stop was fired Sunday after video footage of the incident was published, sparking nationwide outrage.

WAVY reports Windsor police officer Joe Gutierrez was terminated hours after Gov. Ralph Northam—who called the incident “disturbing”—ordered the Virginia State Police to launch an independent investigation of the event.

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