St. George Police Officer Fired Over Internet Video

8:49 AM, Sep 21, 2007   |    comments
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By Jeff Small (KSDK) - A St. George, Mo., police officer whose verbal tirade was caught on tape and seen around the country on the Internet was fired Thursday, St. George Police Chief Scott Uhrig said. Click here to watch the video (Language may be offensive to some viewers) The St. George board of aldermen met behind closed doors Monday night and on Tuesday they notified Uhrig that Sgt. James Kuehnlein was out of a job pending the outcome of an investigation by the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's office. Brett Darrow, 20, the driver who recorded the Sept. 7 altercation with Kuehnlein, said he is glad he had his camera rolling and is even happier to see the officer terminated. City leaders are now reviewing police department policies and procedures, as well as looking at ways to change background checks and hiring procedures. Travis L. Noble, Kuehnlein's attorney, said he will meet with his client soon and decide if they will appeal the termination.


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