No charges for officer who pepper-sprayed Army lieutenant

In this image made from Windsor, (Va.) Police video, Caron Nazario is helped by an EMT after he...
In this image made from Windsor, (Va.) Police video, Caron Nazario is helped by an EMT after he was sprayed with an agent by Windsor police after a traffic stop on Dec. 20, 2020, in Windsor, Va. Nazario, a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army, is suing two Virginia police officers over a traffic stop during which he says the officers drew their guns and pointed them at him as he was dressed in uniform. Caron Nazario says his constitutional rights were violated by the traffic stop in the town of Windsor in December.(Source: Windsor Police via AP)
Published: Aug. 2, 2022 at 9:57 PM EDT
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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -A special prosecutor in Virginia says that a former police officer should not be criminally charged after he pepper-sprayed, struck and handcuffed a Black U.S. Army lieutenant.

He did say, however, that the former officer should be investigated by the local U.S. Attorney’s Office for civil rights violations.

The prosecutor’s findings are the latest fallout from the traffic stop of a uniformed Army officer that drew national attention to the small town of Windsor.

The man who was pulled over, Caron Nazario, was never charged with a crime. He’s suing the two officers who were involved.

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