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ICE Officer Pablo Morales Takes Plea Deal After Tow Truck Driver Fight (VIDEO)

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A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer who was videotaped assaulting three tow drivers in Orlando earlier his year has accepted a plea deal. Surveillance cameras show Pablo Morales and his son, Diego, fighting with the tow truck drivers as they try to tow Diego’s truck. A friend of the Morales’ is also shown fighting.

Pablo’s felony charges were dropped because he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of exhibition of a firearm. He will be on probation for a year and is required to attend an anger management course as well as perform community service.

One of the victims was Ryan Kirk. He said he and his two employees were injured in the attack and it has cost them thousands of dollars in medical expenses.

In the video, it appears as if Pablo throws the first punch and then everyone else begins to fight. Pablo reaches into a bag at one point, pulls out a 9 mm handgun and begins waving it from side to side, WFTV reported.

ICE has not commented on Morales' status within the department. He is currently on administrative leave and has had his firearm, credentials and badge secured.

The video is below: 

Sources: WFTVWESH