Fort Worth Police Firing Exposes Deep Divisions In The Department And Community

The police union condemned the chief’s action in firing the officer.

By Christopher ConnellyDecember 21, 2017 9:30 am

From KERA:

The firing of a 22-year veteran of the Fort Worth Police Department is exposing tensions between the police chief and his officers, and between the department and the city’s African-American community.

On Monday, the Fort Worth Police Department fired Sgt. Kenneth Pierce for an August incident where he ordered a rookie to use her stun gun against an unarmed woman. He’s challenging his termination.

The department released body camera video from the rookie officer. She and her partner were the first to respond to a call from 29-year-old Dorshay Morris, who said her boyfriend was trying to break down her door and that she had a knife to defend herself from him.

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