An Ohio police officer has been fired after he detained his daughter’s boyfriend during a traffic stop.
In the disturbing dashcam footage from the April incident that is only now being made public, John Kovach, a 26-year veteran of the force, pulled over his 18-year-old daughter’s boyfriend, Makai Coleman. Kovach reportedly did not approve of the relationship.
Kovach approached Coleman's vehicle, and ordered him to get out, and put him in the back of his squad car.
In the expletive-filled video, Coleman asks why he was being arrested, to which the cop replied, "Have a seat in my car. We’ll make s*** up while we go."
Only then did he realize his daughter was also in her boyfriend's car.
“I didn't even see you," he told his daughter. "Get out of the car! Get in my car!"
He let the boyfriend go, and Kovach's his sobbing daughter took his place.
The cop claims he was concerned that his daughter was suicidal because she once said, "if I can't be with him, I don't want to be here anymore."
“She said she was going to kill herself,” the cop claimed in the dashcam video.
The daughter claimed she never said that.
When she started dating Coleman, her father disapproved of the relationship, calling Coleman "not a good person."
The cop was fired after supervisors determined he "violated police department standards of conduct."
Security consultant Steve Kardian, a former police academy instructor, offered his take on the situation.
“Clearly he let the emotional parent take over the police officer's job,” he told Inside Edition. “He lost control.”
Kardian added that what the cop did "was wrong in every aspect."
The police union is appealing the firing.