A police officer in Hartford, Connecticut was fired Wednesday for making threatening comments toward a group of men he stopped on suspicion of trespassing, according to The New York Times.
The officer, Hartford Police Department’s Stephen Barone, was captured on video implying that he was ready, possibly even eager, to shoot anyone who made a false move.
“At this point, you’re all being stopped on the … of trespassing,” Barone told them.
“It’s clear to me that there’s no scenario in which Mr. Barone can return to his duties as a productive member of the Hartford Police Department,” said Hartford Police Chief David Rosado in a statement.
“Every day, the men and women of the Hartford Police Department are out doing good police work with professionalism and respect, and this officer’s conduct does not reflect the values of our agency.”