Officer Salvatore Riveri, the Baltimore City police officer seen in a You Tube video berating a teenage skateboarder at the Inner Harbor, has been fired.
Police department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told WBAL News that Rivieri has been "separated from the department," but he could not comment further because this is a personnel matter.
Last month, a police administrative board recommended Rivieri be suspended for six days for failing to file a report on the incident which occurred during the summer of 2007. However, the panel found the 19-year-veteran officer not guilty of using excessive force.
Sources close to Rivieri tell WBAL News that the officer is likely to appeal the firing.
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