Metro cop caught bullying man on camera, decommissioned - WKRN News 2

Metro cop caught bullying man on camera, decommissioned

Posted: Updated: Aug 30, 2012 05:39 PM
Officer Vince Archuleta (July 2000) Officer Vince Archuleta (July 2000)
Courtesy: YouTube.com Courtesy: YouTube.com
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

A Metro police officer has been decommissioned after a YouTube video surfaced of him pushing a street preacher at last week's Titans game.

Officer Vince Archuleta was walking with a woman when he passed a man holding a sign and yelling into a microphone, "You women need to be quiet, that's what you need to do."

The video shows Archuleta initially walk past the man but return and confront him seconds later and then push him.

A few moments later, several Metro officers came to the street preacher's aid, asking if he wanted to file charges.

One officer is overheard saying, "We'll be glad to help you," but the preacher said he didn't need it and that he forgave the man.

Archuletta could face further action pending an investigation.

The 47-year-old has been a Metro officer for 15 years.

 

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