The Kennewick police officer caught on video in a heated exchange with three people during a traffic stop in late March has resigned.
Officer Glenn Ball submitted his retirement notice to Chief Ken Hohenberg, effective immediately, as a result of the recent incident, according to a Tuesday news release from the police department.
“Ball recognizes his conduct was not consistent with the core values of the Kennewick Police Department and regrets the negative impact on the department as well as our community,” the release said.
Ball served 30 years as a police officer, 21 years in Kennewick and nine years as an Adams County deputy.
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“Ball wishes to express his appreciation to the city of Kennewick as well as to the citizens he has served,” the release said.
The 3 1/2-minute video shows Ball swearing at three young people and threatening to make them part of his “quota.” More than 84,000 people have viewed the video on YouTube.
The police department launched an internal investigation to determine if Ball, who remained on duty, violated department policy. Ball left before the investigation was finished, said police.