KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — A Kennewick police officer recorded on video in a heated verbal exchange with three people during a traffic stop has resigned.
The Tri-City Herald reports (http://is.gd/pMnoAw ) police said Tuesday that officer Glenn Ball submitted his retirement notice to Chief Ken Hohenberg because of the incident in late March. The resignation is effective immediately.
A police statement says “Ball recognizes his conduct was not consistent with the core values of the Kennewick Police Department.”
He served 30 years as an officer, including 21 years in Kennewick and nine years as an Adams County deputy.
Ball is heard saying on the nighttime video that there are expectations of so many arrests or tickets a month. He asks the group, “So would you like to be part of my quota tonight?”
Kennewick Sgt. Ken Lattin said earlier that officers are not expected to make a certain number of arrests or issue a certain number of tickets a month.
Editor’s note: The video contains language that may not be appropriate for all audiences.
The nighttime video was taken by the younger brother of 20-year-old Omar Abarca, who along with a cousin was stopped March 31.