Officer resigns over protester threat
A suburban St. Louis police officer shown on cellphone video pointing his rifle at demonstrators in Ferguson and threatening them is now out of a job.
St. Ann Police Chief Aaron Jimenez confirmed in an interview with The Associated Press that police Lieutenant Ray Albers resigned Thursday. A phone call seeking comment from Albers was not returned.
The confrontation happened August 19th during protests that followed the Ferguson police shooting death of Michael Brown.
On the video, a man is heard saying, "Oh my God! Gun raised!" as the officer approaches. The officer walks near the man, gun pointed, and appears to threaten to kill him.
A St. Louis County police sergeant forced the officer to lower the weapon and escorted him away. Albers was suspended a day later.