MADRID, Iowa (AP) -- The city council in the central Iowa town of Madrid has suspended its police chief after a video promoting his mixed martial arts fight was posted online.
The council on Monday voted to suspend Rick Tasler for 5 days without pay. He must attend a professional development course, and will be on employment probation for six months.
The video, which was posted on YouTube, showed Tasler in uniform pointing a handgun at a sparring partner's head and allowing a civilian to fire several weapons outside of Madrid.
Tasler, who has been police chief since July 2008, told the council he regretted the negative image the video brought on the town.
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