Ferguson unrest: Another cop rapped, over video where he calls himself a 'killer'
Published on Aug 23, 2014 1:42 PM
FERGUSON (Reuters/AFP) - In the latest embarrassment for law enforcement in the unrest-hit St Louis area of Missouri, an officer from the St Louis County Police Department was removed from active duty on Friday after a video surfaced in which he boasted of being "a killer".
Officer Dan Page, a 35-year-veteran of the police force and a United States military veteran, was relieved of patrol duties and placed in an administrative position pending an internal investigation, a police department spokesman said.
In the video, officer Page is seen addressing a St Louis chapter of the Oath Keepers, a conservative group of former servicemen, saying: "I'm also a killer. I've killed a lot, and if I need to I'll kill a whole bunch more. If you don't want to get killed, don't show up in front of me."
He also made disparaging remarks about Muslims and expressed the view that the United States was on the verge of collapse.
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