Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

St. Louis Police Group Alleges Officer Gave Prisoners 'Rough Ride,' Demands Criminal Charges

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

St. Louis Police Group Alleges Officer Gave Prisoners 'Rough Ride,' Demands Criminal Charges

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ST. LOUIS - A police membership association has alleged on social media that an officer intentionally tried to injure prisoners by driving erratically while she was taking them to the station to be booked.

The Ethical Society of Police, which represents primarily black officers, tweeted on Tuesday that the officer, "Intentionality (sic) drove her police cruiser at a high rate of speed, stopping, and driving forward to hurt prisoners she was conveying. It's on video, and at least one person was injured. She needs to be charged with a crime and placed on forced leave now."

The membership organization's president, Sgt. Heather Taylor, has not returned requests for further comment.

The police department did not comment on the matter.

And the officer's attorney said he could not comment because it is a pending investigation. …

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