Office Bruce wants his job back

July 19, 2013

I ran across this news today but hadn’t heard of the case before. The video mentioned below can be seen at the link.

Rory Bruce cleared of assault charges

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – A former St. Louis police officer has been cleared of assault charges and wants his job back.

Rory Bruce was accused of punching a handcuffed teenage suspect in the face in February 2012. Prosecutors say the assault was caught on video.

A judge found Bruce not guilty last Thursday.

Now, the St. Louis Police Officer Association is asking the chief to reinstate Bruce.

Tuesday, after a Freedom of Information Act request by KSDK, St. Louis Police released video from a police vehicle of the incident in question.

Prosecutors say the video shows Bruce abusing his power, but they say Associate Circuit Judge Theresa Burke never watched the video before acquitting the officer of assault charges. […]

Bruce was fired for his actions but last week a judge cleared him of 3rd degree assault. But the video was not allowed as evidence in the bench trial.

Since I know very little about this case, I’ll refrain from comment. Watch it and form your own opinion.

One comment

  1. […] a coincidence. Yesterday I posted an article about St. Louis cop who had been fired for assaulting a suspect but then found not guilty (of 3rd degree assault) by a […]

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