Another Missouri Cop Suspended For Racist Rant On Social Media

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

Another Missouri police officer who helped patrol Ferguson has been suspended after making racially charged comments on his Facebook page.

Glendale Police Officer Matthew Pappert said: “These protesters should have been put down like a rabid dog the first night.”

"Where is a Muslim with a backpack when you need them?” he wrote in another post, according to AFP.

"I'm sick of these protesters,” he added. “You are a burden on society and a blight on the community."

The comments have since been deleted, New York Daily News reported.

Glendale, a suburb of St. Louis, sent officers into Ferguson during the Aug. 9 riots.

A photographer told AFP that Pappert threatened journalists covering the protests with his nightstick.

Pappert has been suspended from duty, the department said in a statement Friday. It stressed that the officer's views are not the views of the department or the Glendale city government.

A St. Louis County police offer was relieved of duty on Friday over racist and sexist comment he made. Officer Dan Page was reportedly caught on camera calling President Barack Obama "an undocumented president" and telling demonstrators "you run from me, you're gonna die tired."

Sources: The Telegraph, New York Daily News

Image credit: Flickr Creative Commons / Shawn Semmler