UPD Officer Fired For Misconduct During Traffic Stop
A University of Florida police officer who is no stranger to controversy, is out of a job tonight. Officer Keith Smith, known for shooting graduate student Kofi Adu-Brempong at his apartment in 2010, has been fired over a separate incident.
Video from a dashboard camera on officer Keith Smiths' car shows him chasing down a convertible Mercedes speeding along West University Avenue. When the two come to a stop at 34th street, officer Smith is clearly angry.
You can see Smith run up to the passenger side of the car,threatening to shoot the driver in the head, before pulling Mark Thellman out of the car and putting him in handcuffs.
University of Florida Police Chief, Linda Stump says, "i just no longer had the confidence and assurance in officer smith's judgement to continue his employment as a law enforcement officer protecting our community."
we were unsuccessful in reaching Smith for comment. Police Benevolent Association President, Brandon Kutner, told us his union is investigating UPD's hiring and firing practices.
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