MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police detective caught on video threatening to “put a hole” in a motorist’s head has resigned.
Medford Mayor Michael McGlynn’s office confirmed Tuesday that Detective Stephen LeBert had left the police force. LeBert’s attorney says it was a difficult decision for him.
LeBert was off duty and out of uniform on July 26 when he stopped a driver who had made a wrong turn into a rotary and almost collided with another vehicle.
A dashcam video later posted online shows LeBert telling the driver, “I’ll put a hole right through your head.” It shows him repeatedly using profanities even as the driver tries to apologize.
Most Read Nation & World Stories
- FBI says it interviewed FedEx mass shooter last year
- 2 women busted for trying to use a $1M bill — at a Dollar General store
- Vaccine etiquette: A guide to politely navigating this new phase of the pandemic
- Beloved N.C. teacher's double life revealed after he dies in cartel robbery, sheriff says
- Sports on TV & radio: Local listings for Seattle games and events
The detective had been on administrative leave since the outburst. His record included several prior disciplinary actions.