A Florida deputy was fired after being caught on camera kicking an inmate on January 11 after seeing him toss a piece of cookie from the trash to a bird sitting on a dumpster, the Miami Herald reports.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office terminated deputy James Moran, 57, for the incident.

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The footage shows Moran asking who threw the cookie and forcing an inmate “to drop and give him 50.” The inmate follows orders and does more than 20 push-ups, but when he struggles to continue, Moran kicks him in the side.

Even though the incident occurred on Jan. 11 at the Pinellas County Jail, the inmate didn’t make a complaint until he finished his sentence and was released from jail on April 16 because he feared further retaliation from Moran, according to a news release.

Detectives began investigating and discovered the video. They immediately fired Moran who was a six year veteran, the Huffington Post reports.

“There was nothing to punish him for and even if there was a rule violation, there are policies and procedures to go through in the jail for disciplinary review for inmates that violate the rules — it goes through a process,” Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said.

“I’m kind of speechless on it because it’s so ridiculous. It is so outside the bounds,” he continued.

Moran was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with one count of simple battery. He posted his $500 bond and was released later that afternoon, according to records.

Another deputy who was there during the incident and also supervised the inmates is under an internal affairs investigation, Gualtieri announced.

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Laura Jazmin Tolliver is a digital reporter for GateHouse Media Group’s Florida team, based in West Palm Beach, Fla. Jaz’s stories, which run across digital, print and video platforms, are syndicated across the 22 Florida newspaper markets.