A New Mexico police officer who was fired after a video showed him viciously beating a handcuffed teen suspect was immediately hired by another department in the same state.
Only time will tell when Officer David Smoker will erupt again.
Smoker’s temper violent has already cost Santa Fe taxpayer’s $15,000 from a lawsuit that was filed against him from the beating.
But that didn’t stop the city of Cuba, New Mexico from deciding to take a chance on him when they hired him in February of last year.
It is not clear why criminal charges were not filed against Smoker.
The video was finally made public last month, almost a year after he had been hired by the Cuba Police Department.
It shows two other officers just watching nonchalantly without intervening as he continually beat the handcuffed teen. They were also disciplined including one who lost his job.