Two St. Louis-area police officers are no longer working at their departments due to their actions during the protests in Ferguson, Mo., reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Matthew Pappert, a Glendale officer who commented on Facebook that Ferguson protesters should be “put down like rabid dogs,” has been fired. Meanwhile, Ray Albers, a St. Ann police lieutenant who pointed an assault rifle at protesters and cursed at them, resigned Thursday.
Pappert’s Facebook comments also included postings that said Ferguson protesters were “a burden on society and a blight on the community.” Another posting said, “Where is a Muslim with a backpack when you need them?” Albers, who had worked for the department for 20 years, resigned as a result of his actions in Ferguson on Aug. 19. A video of the incident captured Albers pointing his rifle at the crowd and saying, “I will (expletive) kill you. Get back.” Asked his name, he responded, “Go (expletive) yourself.”