Transcript for Officer fired after drawing gun on Army lieutenant
We're also learning more tonight after that traffic stop involving an army lieutenant in uniform pulled over. Officers with guns drawn. The lieutenant, will you hear what he says to the officer, explaining who he was before they then pepper sprayed him behind the wheel. Here's ABC's Steve osunsami tonight. What are you, specialist, corporal, what are you? Lieutenant. Get out of the car. Reporter: In this police body came video that's at the heart of a federal civil lights lawsuit tonight, you hear the man behind the wheel try to explain that he's an army lieutenant and that he did nothing wrong. I'm honestly afraid to get Yeah, you should be. Get out. Get out! What's going on? Reporter: The lieutenant is black and Latino and was dressed in his army fatigues. He was driving home in this brand new black SUV in December when police in wind sour, Virginia, say they pulled him over because he didn't have proper license plates. But notice right here are the temporary plates sitting in the back window. The lieutenant admits he didn't stop for two minutes until he got to this gas station where it was well lit and when he refuses to leave his SUV, one of the officers pulls out the pepper spray. Get out. Please relax. Get out of the car right now. Now. This is not how you treat -- I'm actively serving this country and this is how you're going to treat me? I didn't do -- whoa, hold on. What's going -- hold on. I just -- Reporter: You see the officer, who used the pepper spray, now using his knees to beat the lieutenant as they push him into the cement. Why am I being treated like this? Why? Because you're not get on the ground. Reporter: He was released with no charges and is suing police. In a statement, Windsor police announced that officer Joe Gutierrez has been fired, saying that at the conclusion of this investigation, it was determined that Windsor police department policy was not followed. Tonight, the most senior enlisted soldier in the U.S. Army is supporting the lieutenant, saying that he represented himself and our army well through his calm, professional response to the situation. The Windsor police department outside Richmond says they are putting all of their officers through additional training because of this incident. David? All right, thank you, Steve. Steve osunsami.
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