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Missouri Cop Resigns After Pointing Rifle at Ferguson Protesters

Cop Suspended Indefinitely After Threatening To Kill Ferguson Protestor
St. Ann, Missouri police officer Lt. Ray Albers points an assault rifle at a protester, Aug. 19, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Aaron P. Bernstein—Getty Images

A suburban St. Louis cop who was suspended for pointing his semi-automatic rifle and threatening protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, has resigned, the police chief told the Associated Press. Lt. Ray Albers, who was put on indefinite leave from the St. Ann Police Department after being caught on a cellphone video that went viral, quit the job he had held since 1994 on Thursday.

Albers could not be reached for comment…

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