St. Louis police sgt. lobbies for marijuana group

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis police chief says a sergeant's recent political lobbying work for a pro-marijuana group is "not what is expected of our officers."

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday that Sergeant Gary Wiegert is a lobbyist for Show-Me Cannabis. The group wants Missouri to allow the regulated sale of marijuana. Wiegert also lobbies for the St. Louis Tea Party.

Police Chief Sam Dotson released a statement saying that Wiegert is not representing the department and that Wiegert's comments "are his own and not what is expected of our officers."

Wiegert is also a former president of the St. Louis Police s Association, but a spokesman for that organization said Friday that he no longer was a member.

Wiegert said Saturday he could not yet discuss the situation.

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