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.
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The detective had been on administrative leave since the outburst. His record included several prior disciplinary actions.