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Video: Officer Suspended for Pointing Rifle and Threatening Ferguson Protester

August 21, 2014  | 

VIDEO: Officer Suspended for Pointing Rifle and Threatening Ferguson Protester

A police officer who pointed a rifle at people in Ferguson on Tuesday night and threatened to kill them has been relieved of duty and suspended indefinitely, authorities said.

The officer, who was not identified, has been removed from the field after he pointed his semiautomatic weapon at a peaceful protester, Brian Schellman, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, told the Washington Post.

A video documenting the encounter that made the rounds Wednesday showed the officer — who was pointing his rifle in the direction of the camera — telling protesters, "I will [expletive] kill you." When asked for his name, the officer responded with, "Go [expletive] yourself." (It is unclear if this was the same officer that reporter Wesley Lowery encountered, but it appears other members of the media did run into him.)

A county police sergeant forced the officer, who works for the Saint Ann police, to lower his weapon and leave the area, Schellman said. (Another video posted online appears to show another officer moving him away from the area.)


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