W.Va. Police Officer Suspended After Incident with a Gun

Jul 16, 2017

A police officer in West Virginia has been suspended after video surfaced on Facebook showing him holding a gun while arguing with people when he was off duty.

Media outlets report 49-year-old Richard Foster with the Nitro Police Department now faces a misdemeanor brandishing charge. Nitro Police Chief Bobby Eggleton said he placed Foster on administrative leave until further notice and has taken away his gun, police car and law enforcement identification.

A news release from the sheriff's office said several people were arguing about a mobile home that was being placed on a lot near the road. WOAY posted a video showing a man holding a gun at his side while arguing with another man as several people watch. The man never raises the gun in the video.