Darien Long, a security guard at the Metro Mall in downtown Atlanta, became known worldwide after videos of him Tasing people he deemed out of control went viral on the internet.
Long said that he was given a pink slip by his employers for financial reasons.
"They lost three vendors. They can no longer afford to pay me. So that's why they're letting me go," Long said.
Some have questioned whether Long's uncompromising style of law enforcement is the reason for his dismissal.
"This environment made me very, very aggressive. But when you need someone to handle a situation so you don't have to call the police, then you want somebody there that's going to be willing to handle it," Long said.