Two U.S. Park Police Officers To Be Fired

(Alexandria, VA) — Two U.S. Park Police officers cleared in the 2017 shooting of a motorist are being fired. The Department of Interior says the officers will be terminated in a move that the police union is calling politically motivated. Officers Alejandro Amaya and Lucas Vinyard were cleared of charges last month by a federal judge in the death of motorist Bijan Ghaisar. The union maintains the terminations are not following the terms of its collective bargaining agreement with the U.S. Park Police. In October, District Court Judge Claude Hilton blocked the prosecution of the officers after finding they were entitled to immunity.