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Coalition calls for firing of Missouri detective after video

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Posted at 3:09 PM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 16:09:15-04

FERGUSON, Mo. — A coalition of clergy and community leaders is demanding the immediate firing of a suburban St. Louis police detective after a video appears to show him striking a man with a police SUV and then hitting the suspect at least twice while arresting him.

Florissant Police Chief Tim Fagan has asked St. Louis County police and the FBI to investigate.

The arrest occurred Tuesday in Dellwood and was captured by a resident's doorbell camera.

Two other officers at the scene are on leave.

The coalition on Monday said that despite protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, police officers continue to ignore proper police procedures.