Update, 4:56 p.m. Thursday: The Dallas police officer who shot a mentally ill man in a disputed incident caught on tape has been fired, the department announced this afternoon.
Cardan Spencer faced a disciplinary hearing Thursday morning. He has also been charged with aggravated assault.
“Officers are not above the law,” Chief David Brown said at a press conference. “We as a police department are not going to look the other way. We’re not going to sweep officer misconduct under the rug. Officers’ actions must be reasonable and necessary.”