Off-duty Michigan officer fired after pointing gun at Black teen
DeWITT, Mich. (AP) — A white Michigan police officer has been fired after pointing a gun while off-duty at a Black teen who was delivering newspapers in January.
WLNS-TV reports that Chad Vorce is appealing his termination from the DeWitt Police Department, near Lansing. He told investigators he thought the teen was a suspect in recent break-ins when he followed him Jan. 14, asking if he needed directions.
The teen said he drove to a gas station after Vorce pointed a gun at him. He later told police he didn’t know Vorce was a police officer.
The Associated Press was unable Friday to find a telephone number for Vorce, who was fired for violations of departmental policies and regulations.