Former Southaven Police officer says he was wrongfully terminated following traffic stop

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A former Southaven Police officer says the department wrongfully terminated him after a traffic stop in March.

The encounter happened on I-55.

The stop involved popular local comedian Grove Hero, who recorded the encounter and posted it to his Instagram.

Leroy Dorsey, the former officer, said he’s speaking out about what he calls a wrongful termination.

Dorsey said his partner, who is also seen in the video, called him to the traffic stop.

His partner was also terminated.

Dorsey said the stop wasn’t called in or filmed on body camera because it was a friendly encounter.

The video shows the cops laughing and shaking hands with the comedian and having a good time with his crew.

“This is not something I should be fired for,” Dorsey told FOX13.

He said Southaven’s Board of Alderman didn’t ask him any questions about the incident.

No one was hurt or arrested during the traffic stop.

FOX13 has reached out to Southaven Police for a comment, and we’re waiting to hear back.

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