BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A man has been fired from his job as a "hospitality ambassador" in Berkeley after video surfaced that appears to show him beating up a homeless man.
Berkeley's ambassador program is coordinated through the Downtown Berkeley Association, a non-profit group.
Downtown Berkeley Association CEO John Caner apologized for the incident and said the man was fired Thursday after a video of the beating was posted online.
He said a second "hospitality ambassador" who witnessed the beating and did nothing to stop it has been suspended.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1CfHhTQ ) the homeless man who was assaulted was later arrested by police on suspicion of assault and making criminal threats based on a report by the ambassadors.
The ambassadors' purpose is to create a more welcoming environment for residents and visitors.
Information from: The San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com