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Officer Who Pointed Rifle at Ferguson Protester Suspended Indefinitely

A police officer who pointed his assault rifle at a demonstrator in Ferguson, Missouri, has been suspended indefinitely, authorities said Wednesday.

The unidentified officer from the St. Ann Police Department pointed his weapon after he became involved in an argument Tuesday night with the protester, according to Officer Brian Schellman, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department.

Schellman said a supervising officer intervened, ordered the officer to lower his weapon and took him away from the area.

“The unified command strongly feel these actions are inappropriate, and not indicative of the officers who have worked daily, to keep the peace,” according to a statement from the County Police department.

Calls to St. Ann police officials seeking comment were not immediately returned.

article by James Queally via latimes.com