The Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland has been formally fired.

Trooper Brian Encinia was officially fired after he failed to “rebut disciplinary charges leveled against him in January, Public Safety Director Steven McCraw wrote in a letter of final termination,” the Huffington Post reports.

Encinia stopped Bland in June 10, 2015 for reportedly failing to signal when switching lanes. Dashcam video showed the encounter between Encinia and Bland which escalated after the trooper ordered Bland to put out her cigarette and to get out of the car.

Encinia can be seen holding a stun gun and threatening, “I will light you up!”

Bland was arrested and three days later was found hanged in her Waller County Jail cell. Her death was officially ruled a suicide by the county coroner, a claim that her family strongly disagrees with. Encinia was indicted on perjury charges in December for allegedly lying on his arrest record of Bland.

According to the Associated Press, in February, Encinia meet with Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw, but that meeting didn’t lead McCraw to want “to alter my preliminary decision,” according to a termination letter signed by Encinia on Wednesday.

Since Bland’s arrest, Encinia had been on paid desk duty and “remained on the payroll after McCraw announced in December that the agency would begin the process of firing him,” AP reports.

Although Encinia can appeal the termination, Department of Public Safety spokesman Tom Vinger told AP, that Encinia is now no longer a paid employee and will remain that way even if he appeals his dismissal.

Read more at Huffington Post and the Associated Press.

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