Police officers pepper spray Army officer during traffic stop

Virginia's governor ordered an investigation into the incident that was caught on camera in which guns are pulled on a Black-Latino Army officer during traffic stop, according to a lawsuit.
2:34 | 04/12/21

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Thank you, robin. Now to the fallout from that traffic stop. Police drawing their guns and pepper spraying a black army lieutenant who was in uniform. That soldier now suing over the stop. The governor of Virginia ordering the state police to investigate. Steve osunsami has all the details. Good morning, Steve. Reporter: Good morning to you, Michael. There is a federal civil rights lawsuit over this video which people are just now getting to see, and the army officer seen in the video was driving home. I'm a lieutenant. Reporter: Police in Windsor, Virginia overnight announced they fired one of the officers seen in this police body camera video that is angering everybody from the governor to people in the U.S. Army to civil rights groups. Get out of the car. Reporter: Behind the wheel of this newly purchased, brand-new SUV is a U.S. Army second lieutenant clearly dressed in army fatigues. Caro Nazario was pulled over because he had no license plate. You can see here he had a temporary one in the back. The officer who was now fired pulls out the pepper spray. Relax. Get out of the car right now. That's not how you treat a -- I'm actively serving this country and this is how you're going to treat me? I didn't do anything. What's going -- hold on. Watch it. Watch it. Reporter: According to the lieutenant, when they get him out of the car, they beat him to the ground. Why am I being treated like this? The traffic stop was in December, and in the police report, one of the officers wrote that the lieutenant was eluding police because he didn't stop right away. The lieutenant says it was less than two minutes and he wanted to pull over into this well-lit area. He was released with no charges, and is now suing the police in federal court. Why does this continue to occur, right? It's not new. The body cameras may be new. The violence isn't. Reporter: In a statement overnight, officer Gutierrez has been fired overnight. It was determined that Windsor police department policy was not followed. The local police say they have now ordered additional training for officers department-wide starting in January. The state police of Virginia just announced they are investigating this incident. George? As they should. Okay, Steve. Thanks very much.

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