Missouri police officer on leave over video in which he says: ‘I’m … a killer’

http://www.cnn.com/video/api/embed.html#/video/us/2014/08/23/ctn-pkg-valencia-suspended-officer-video-comments.cnn

By Greg Botelho, CNN
updated 5:56 AM EDT, Sat August 23, 2014

(CNN) — A Missouri police officer involved in maintaining security in troubled Ferguson was put on administrative leave Friday after a video surfaced showing him railing about the Supreme Court, Muslims, and his past — and perhaps, he said, his future — as “a killer.”
The officer, Dan Page of the St. Louis County Police Department, became something of a familiar face to many earlier this month when video showed him pushing back CNN’s Don Lemon and others in a group in Ferguson. At the time, CNN was reporting on the large-scale and at times violent protests calling for the arrest of a white Ferguson police officer who shot and killed African-American teenager Michael Brown.
But it’s another video that led St. Louis County police officials to say they had removed Page from his post and had started a process that will likely include the department’s internal affairs unit investigating and a psychological evaluation of the officer.

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