August 20th, 2014
09:43 PM ET

Police officer to Ferguson protesters: "I will F****** kill you"

Another police officer in Ferguson under fire.

A police officer from nearby St. Ann, Missouri was suspended indefinitely after pointing an assault rifle at a Ferguson protester Tuesday night, according to the St. Louis County Police Department.

"A St. Ann Police Officer pointed a semi-automatic assault rifle at a peaceful protestor after a verbal exchange. It was at this time a St. Louis County Police Sergeant walked over and immediately took action, forcing the officer to lower the weapon, and escorting him away from the area," said a statement from the county police department.

OutFront, CNN's Van Jones, former member of the Obama administration and Neil Bruntrager is the General Counsel for the St. Louis Police Officers Association.

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  1. Jack Lennon

    There it is. Next time you get harassed by a cop, just tell him you feel "fatigued." Supposedly, "fatigue" is a free pass to breaking the law,

    September 4, 2014 at 4:07 pm | Reply
  2. bernadette

    Burnett was much better as a financial commentator at CNBC than a muckraker at CNN. She seems desparate to slant the evidence against the police officer.

    August 21, 2014 at 7:15 pm | Reply
  3. hyperhacker

    @Neil Bruntrager: POAs like yours would garner much more credibility (not to mention respect) were they to firmly (if not forcefully) advocate and push to closure the prosecution of officers who do violate the law. I see only this short segment of your discussion with Van Jones, so perhaps it occurred elsewhere; I must yet ask, did you call for the prosecution of the featured cop, for assault with a deadly weapon? I tend to think you did not, and should it be the case that you indeed have not called for such prosecution, well, that only serves to demonstrate the hollowness, the shallowness of your arguments for the decency of the police.

    August 21, 2014 at 6:45 pm | Reply
  4. alginyes

    Not surprised they have KKK members working for the police dept. Not a bit surprised.

    August 21, 2014 at 4:13 pm | Reply
  5. DNM

    Everyone is fatigued, police and protestors a like. The protesters have to realize that if you approach a police office in a hostile manner they will react to protect them self. This whole situation is way out of hand. If it's white police officers that's causing this reaction then go and hand pick a 1000 black police officers throughout the state or in federal law enforcement. If that works then end of situation.

    August 21, 2014 at 3:12 pm | Reply
  6. HM8432

    Interesting how CNN talks about this, but doesn't mention how out-of-town 'New' Black Panthers and Nation of Islam-types are encouraging rioters to 'Kill the Cops', and worse; it almost makes you think CNN has an agenda they're trying to promote!

    August 21, 2014 at 2:57 pm | Reply
  7. NRMD

    Please do not take a threat more seriously than a real danger. The police officer who killed an innocent boy is still on the loose but one who threatened was punished. This is the problem with America and American laws. if this police officer instead of saying those words, shoot at the protesters in the name of self defense, he would have been treated an officer hero. What he needs is a psychiatric evaluation not a big punishment, the other one who killed an innocent boy needs a stern punishment. This is nothing but an absolute stupidity for me.

    August 21, 2014 at 12:26 pm | Reply
  8. Obamican

    The African American pogrom has begun. White police officers all over America have lost their minds.

    August 21, 2014 at 5:06 am | Reply
  9. KN

    If it is justified as "Fatigue" why do they undergo training?

    August 21, 2014 at 4:35 am | Reply

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