St. Louis officer suspended after video comments

3 years 10 months 4 weeks ago Saturday, August 23 2014 Aug 23, 2014 Saturday, August 23, 2014 1:25:00 PM CDT August 23, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis County Police chief said an officer who had been assigned to patrols in Ferguson has been suspended while the department reviews a 2012 video in which the officer calls himself "a killer" and makes incendiary comments about religion and U.S. political leaders.

Police Chief Jon Belmar told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Friday that an internal review will start next week into the video of Officer Dan Page, a 35-year veteran of the department.

Belmar called the comments in the video first reported by CNN disturbing and "beyond the scope of acceptable police conduct."

Belmar said that the officer was assigned to day patrols in Ferguson, where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a police officer.

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