The incident began on March 1 when Boulder Police Officer John Smyly approached Zayd Atkinson when cleaning the garbage outside his townhouse complex.
Atkinson sits on a part of the inner courtyard with a private property sign in front of it, in the complex where he lived. Smyly said he was trying to determine if he had the right to get there.
He then submitted a backup request, stating that the person "does not act and does not want to put a dull thing," according to the city.
Dull thing is a trash.
An internal work The investigation report says that Atkinson has moved. Smyly released his taser, then his handgun and pointed it in a downward direction, but not at Atkinson.
The video by the survivors was posted online and provided immediate opposition, with many pointing to it as the latest example of the introduction of the police race. After days, the police department launched an internal investigation into the incident.
Official resigns but gets $ 69,000
The city says in a written statement of the findings, "likely to result in suspension or possible termination," Smyly said.
But he reconciled with the City of Boulder before he was disciplined. Smyly resigned but "paid off" her paid vacation. This means that the city will pay him nearly $ 69,000 between now and February 9, 2020 -the official final day of work.
These city officials said the best option was because the collective bargaining agreement of the police department triggered a disciplinary hearing process, which they said was likely to overthrow Smyly's firing. In other words, Smyly will be returned to the force.
"The settlement allows the city to provide information to the community more quickly," Boulder Communications Director Patrick von Keyserling wrote in a statement obtained by CNN. "It moved Officer Smyly out of a law enforcement career."
The lawyer claims that they intend to sue Boulder
Atkinson's lawyer does not buy and hints for the City of Boulder. Siddhartha Rathod believes that Smyly racially profiled his client, despite the findings of internal investigations.
And since Boulder refused to discipline the police, he adjusted the city.
"Boulder has left us with no other choice," Rathod told CNN. "Boulder is underdeveloped and root racism and its officials are disciplined properly."
Rathod claims that they plan to submit the case after they get all the records from the city and police.