Fairfax County Police Officer Tyler Timberlake faces three separate charges of assault and battery for an incident involving the taste and arrest of a black man.
Body camera footage released by the department showed officers violating the force enforcement policy, authorities said Saturday.
Fairfax County Commonwealth Attorney Steve T. Descano said the force’s eight-year-old Timberlake has been sentenced to 36 months in prison.
In the video, the unidentified victim was treated at a local hospital and released, Fairfax County Police Chief Col. Edwin C. Rosara Jr. said he had personally reached out to the victim and his mother to “express himself.” [his] Hate [his] He assured that the officer would be held accountable for his criminal activities and would be brought to justice. “
Roselle said Timberlake was released from his duties and law enforcement authorities in accordance with Fairfax County staff rules. According to Russell, other officers at the scene have also been released pending the outcome of both criminal and administrative investigations.
CNN’s attempt to reach Timberlake was not immediately successful.
Descano called the body camera video “unsettling.” “I want our community to know that we are following the allegations involved in the current law, and that we are supported by the evidence we have been presented with,” he said.
The body camera video was released by Chief Rosella, who said the video showed Tiffer Timberlake committing “criminal acts, which violated our office oath, and they disregarded the sanctity of human life. The video undermines the confidence of police officers around the world, not just in Fairfax County.
Rossella added that in addition to the criminal investigation, he has also initiated an administrative investigation and that the use of force by officers will be subject to independent review by the Fairfax County Police Auditor.