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Gore police officer fired after arrest

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Posted at 8:58 PM, Oct 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 22:39:03-04

GORE, Okla. — The board of trustees for the Town of Gore voted to terminate the employment of assistant police chief Jose Guzman with the Gore Police Department.

2 Works for You attended the meeting Tuesday evening at The Gore Municipal Complex where city officials voted unanimously to fire Guzman.

This decision comes after Guzman was charged on Oct. 16 with assault and battery for tasing a handcuffed woman.

Related Story: Gore police officer arrested for assault and battery

On June 7, Guzman responded to a wellness check for Megan Wemhaner, who was suicidal and under the influence of alcohol.

Bodycam video worn by a Webber Falls officer caught the intense exchange between Guzman and Wemhaner. In the video, Guzman is seen tasing Wemhaner in the chest as she walked towards him.

Town officials say Guzman was put on paid administrative leave shortly following the incident. However, after a town vote, he was placed back on duty.

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation looked into the incident and determined Guzman violated the Gore Police Department's taser policy and recommended assault charges be filed.

After a warrant was issued for his arrest, Guzman turned himself, according to OSBI officials.

Once Guzman made bond, town officials say he remained on duty.

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