Pine Lawn officer on leave during assault investigation
PINE LAWN (AP) - A police officer in Pine Lawn has been placed on administrative leave amid an investigation into accusations that the officer used excessive force against a resident of the St. Louis County town.
KMOV-TV reports that Tracy Hurd told police that the officer came to his home, demanded to see his identification, then arrested him without explanation. Hurd says the officer assaulted him during the process.
The officer is a 12-year veteran of the police force, which is conducting an internal investigation.