Ex-officer can be disciplined for pointing gun at protesters

2 years 9 months 2 weeks ago Friday, September 09 2016 Sep 9, 2016 Friday, September 09, 2016 9:15:37 AM CDT September 09, 2016 in Continuous News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A state commission has ruled that a former police officer can be disciplined for pointing a semi-automatic rifle at Ferguson, Missouri protesters more than two years ago.

Raymond D. Albers was a lieutenant for the St. Ann police. He was working at a protest 10 days after the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in 2014. Video showed Albers pointing a gun at protesters and swearing at them. He resigned days later.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission ruled last month that Albers committed third-degree assault and harassment. The ruling hands the case back to the Missouri Department of Public Safety, which could suspend or permanently revoke Albers' peace officer's license.

Albers has said he feared for his safety during the incident.

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