St. Louis officer suspended after video comments

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Posted: Aug 22, 2014 11:58 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis County Police chief says 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 (http://bit.ly/1AFT5NV ) 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."

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

A phone number for Page couldn't immediately be found.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com