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Zywiec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-21-07 07:15 AM
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St. George Police Officer Fired Over Internet Video
(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.

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.

http://www.ksdk.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=130123
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lateo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-21-07 07:27 AM
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1. Excellent.
Score one for the good guys.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-21-07 07:30 AM
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2. Indeed. I could not agree more.nt
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-21-07 07:39 AM
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3. And folks wonder..
... why some of us don't have much use for policemen. this sort of crap happens all the time, only once in a while it gets on tape and something gets done about it.

Normally, the cop does what he wants and nobody questions it.
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Zodiak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-21-07 07:44 AM
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4. Good.
The cops need accountability.
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trumad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-21-07 07:50 AM
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5. The youtube of that incident is jaw dropping...
damn right he should have been fired.
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Marrah_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-21-07 07:51 AM
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6. Good. I hope he never holds a position of authority again
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TommyO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-21-07 08:19 AM
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9. Oh, he will, you can count on it.
McDonalds is always looking for shift managers. Those poor part-time kids won't know what hit them.

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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-21-07 07:51 AM
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7. GOOD!
Cameras & YouTube combined make a great weapon for the people.
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lateo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-21-07 07:57 AM
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8. Anyone have a link to that cop website?
There was a story I saw, maybe on Reddit, about a message board that these cops used...anyone see that?
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Zywiec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-21-07 10:36 AM
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11. Here's a cop website where they discuss this..
Most of the cops here sound like they are of the same temperament. Sad, really.

http://forums.officer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=73327&page=8
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lateo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-21-07 11:02 AM
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12. Those cops sound like some of our DU'ers
in regards to the Meyer incident.
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-21-07 08:48 AM
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10. The authority a police officer wields...
...requires oversight. They face incredible stress, but I want them to have to behave at all times as though they're on camera. When they arrest an unruly citizen, let it be because the suspect is a butthead.

Keep 'em honest.
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