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Bellingham police officer fired after assault arrest

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - A Bellingham Police officer has been fired after he was arrested in mid-October for allegedly beating two men with his brother outside a business.The Bellingham Herald reports that Officer Sukhdev Dhaliwal, 32, was fired effective May 7 after allegations of misconduct were sustained during an internal investigation.Police Chief David Doll said he rejected the grievance filed by the Bellingham Police Guild, meaning Dhaliwal's termination will stand.