A Vermont sheriff’s captain has been fired for allegedly kicking a prisoner in the groin earlier this month, officials said Thursday.

Captain John Grismore was fired from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department after he was allegedly caught on camera using excessive force on a detained suspect.

The arrest video shows Grismore allegedly kicking the prisoner in the groin and stomach several times while he was handcuffed to a bench, according to MyNBC5.

Captain John Grismore accused of kicking prisoners several times has been dismissed from his department.
Captain John Grismore accused of kicking prisoners several times has been dismissed from his department.
Franklin County Sheriff’s Office

Grismore was placed on administrative leave before being fired, the outlet reported.

The police captain is running for the Republican Franklin County Sheriff’s candidacy in Tuesday night’s primary.

“I am proud of the actions and integrity of our deputies in conveying this information,” Franklin County Sheriff Roger Langevin said in a statement announcing Grismore’s dismissal.

Captain John Grismore was caught on camera kicking the prisoner in the groin and stomach several times.
Captain John Grismore was caught on camera kicking the prisoner in the groin and stomach several times.
Franklin County Sheriff’s Office

“Captain Grismore’s actions do not reflect the values ​​and high standards of behavior and performance that I expect from my staff on a daily basis.”

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