An Aurora police officer is on administrative leave and an internal investigation is underway after the release of a video of a violent encounter during a traffic stop in May.
Officer Gabriel Nestor is under investigation after Chief Vanessa Wilson viewed police body camera video of the incident last week, according to CBS4 Denver.
Journalist Brian Maass first reported the story on Thursday. Nestor is suspended with pay pending the outcome of the internal investigation into the May 15 incident near East Iliff Avenue and South Buckley Road.
At one point during the traffic stop, an officer fires a gun at the driver who has been stopped. The driver gets out of the car and is pinned to the ground. The police allegedly used a Taser on him.
“Aurora Police said their Force Review Board reviewed the incident in June and suggested additional training for the senior officer involved, including de-escalation, increased communication and safety of traffic checks,” reports CBS4.