West Virginia police officer charged with battery is fired

NITRO, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia police officer has been fired 18 months after he was placed on paid administrative leave in a battery case.
Nitro Police Chief Bobby Eggleston tells media outlets that Sgt. Timothy Jarrell was served a termination letter for a violation of department policy and procedure.
Jarrell has requested a hearing and will continue getting paid until a review board makes a decision on his firing.
Jarrell was indicted in January on charges of battery and lying about last year’s incident. Kanawha County prosecutors say Jarrell allegedly placed a man in a chokehold and strangled him unconscious without justification, then stated in a criminal complaint the man was physically noncompliant.
Jarrell, who has been with the police department for 12 years, is set to go on trial Dec. 4.