He told the Gazette-Mail in February that he was with the Glasgow department about two weeks when he went to his regular barber in Montgomery. When he walked outside, there were more than 10 black men waiting for him, ready to fight him. He says he had arrested most of them.
"So they start coming at me and I show them my duty weapon. I don't pull it out, nothing illegal," he said.
Hutchinson believes that by showing them he was armed, he kept himself from getting beaten.
"I went back to the chief in Glasgow and told him, and they ended up firing me over that issue," Hutchinson said.
Hutchinson was unemployed until hired as a police officer in Chesapeake in April 2009. He remains an officer in the town.
In February, Hutchinson told the Gazette-Mail that he believes his and Leavitt's actions were proper the night they arrested Twan and Lauren Reynolds.
"It's my strong opinion we didn't do anything wrong," he said. "The mayor didn't stand behind me or Leavitt. Whenever he fired me the next day, that was a sign of weakness. It told everyone, 'My boys did do it.'
"He brought me in the next day after the incident. ... He fired me without asking a word about what happened."
Reach Gary Harki at gha...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5163.