ST. GEORGE — A car-mounted video camera — more commonly used by police than against them — captured a loud and threatening confrontation in this tiny St. Louis County community that left an officer on suspension and the whole world able to listen in.
The picture doesn't show much, but the audio part of the recording, posted on Google Video and YouTube on the Internet, brought more than 300 protest calls to St. George Police Chief Scott Uhrig.
"I was very displeased when I saw the actions on the video," Uhrig said. "My officers are not trained and taught to act like that."
"Darrow said he installed the cameras in his Nissan Maxima after past run-ins with police. He said he was involved in a physical confrontation in 2005 with an off-duty St. Louis police officer, in a case Darrow said was later dismissed."
i always think it's funny how, considering any drug besides alcohol, the prevailing wisdom is: "it's freedom of choice. if you don't want to become an addict, don't do the drugs."
when it comes to booze, though, there's all kinds of logical backflipping going on; people trying to work out why it's ok to be stranded in a deli parking lot, hammered, in the middle of winter.
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