Cop Fired After Tasing 76-Year-Old During Traffic Stop
A Texas police officer was dismissed from the department for abusing an elderly man.
After an internal investigation, Victoria Police Department (VPD) fired Officer Nathanial Robinson for using a taser on 76-year old Pete Vasquez, in an attack that was caught on dashcam.
In a statement released on Monday, VPD said that Robinson violated three department policies, including Conduct and Performance, Use of Force, and Arrest without a Warrant when he stopped Vasquez for driving with an expired inspection sticker in December.
When Vasquez told the officer that he was driving a vehicle with a dealer’s tag, which didn’t require a current sticker, Robinson slammed him onto the hood of the police car, then to the ground and tased him twice.
Vasquez was handcuffed and taken to a hospital but was never cited for any crime.
Officer Robinson was put on administrative leave during the investigation. He may still face criminal charges.