SALISBURY, N.C. -- A sergeant with the Salisbury Police Department has been fired because of actions the police chief described as unbecoming of a supervisor.

Sergeant Rodney Mahaley was notified Thursday that his employement with the department had been terminated.

The letter from Salisbury Police Chief Rory Collins was released to NBCCharlotte.

In the letter, Collins cites three policy violations for Mahaley's termination in relation to his response to an incident where a simulation-ammo round was fired and struck Mahaley. Collins cited standards of conduct , conduct toward fellow employees and reprimands in public in his letter.

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