A Dallas firefighter accused of kicking a homeless man he suspected of setting fires has been terminated. Firefighter Brad Cox was placed on administrative leave following release of a police body-cam video showing him kicking Kyle Vess in 2019. The video surfaced earlier this year.
Vess’s family filed suit in federal court last August naming Dallas and Cox personally. Since then, the family has been calling on city officials to fire Cox and have him charged criminally. Here is their press conference last week.
According to the Dallas Morning News, city spokesman Jason Evans issued a written statement indicating Cox was “no longer a member of the department” as of Friday.
Here is more on the incident: