Haley Truncer, the neighbor living in the same Cartersville, Ga., apartment complex as Brison Strickland, 28, and Kristen Smith, 28, knocked on the couple’s door to ask them to turn down their music. Truncer, who filmed the incident, said it was after midnight and that the noise was keeping her young nephew awake.
“There was music and stomping and a microphone, like there was some karaoke going on,” she told Fox 5.
Her footage shows Smith and then Strickland — who were joined by an unidentified child — telling her to “f*** off” and demand to know where she lives. When Truncer threatens to call the police, they respond, “We are the f****** police, b****” and appear to lunge at her.
Truncer posted the footage on Facebook last Sunday, calling out the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office for employing Strickland.
“THIS GUY is a perfect example of a crooked officer, who clearly abuses his power,” she wrote. “THIS GUY is trash.” (She later edited her post to defend herself against accusations of being anti-cop or having racist intentions.)
After being notified of Truncer’s video on Monday, Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap suspended Strickland, who was fired the next day following an investigation conducted by the Criminal Investigations Division and the Internal Affairs Office.
"During the exchange, Strickland and Smith were verbally abusive and made several claims to be police officers and used explicit language in threatening manners," the sheriff's office said in a statement.
The couple were also arrested on charges of simple assault and disorderly house for Strickland, and simple assault and disorderly conduct for Smith, police records show.
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