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DANBURY, Conn. (AP) A Connecticut city has been ordered to rehire a police officer who was fired for berating and threatening an immigrant during a traffic stop.

A judge concurred with an arbitration panel that said former Danbury police Officer Christopher Belair's behavior was ``outrageous and disturbing'' but not sufficient reason to fire him.

Mayor Mark Boughton told the News-Times on Tuesday the city would abide by the court's decision. He said Belair may require retraining because he is no longer certified to be a police officer.

Belair was fired after video surfaced showing him using profanities while threatening to beat a driver and telling him to leave the country. He was charged after the confrontation but was acquitted in 2015 of third-degree assault and threatening.

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