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St. George, MO Cop Video-Caught Ranting at Driver Fired

A police sergeant whose berating of a driver was captured on videotape has been fired.

Aldermen in the town of St. George, a St. Louis suburb, voted 5-0 in a closed meeting Monday to fire Sgt. James Kuehnlein. Notice of the firing was posted Wednesday at City Hall.

Brett Darrow, 20, had a video recorder inside his car when Kuehnlein approached him in a commuter lot in the early hours of September 7.
 http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/09/21/madcop.video.ap/

A car-mounted video camera more commonly used by police than against them captured a loud and abusive confrontation in which the officer can be heard taunting the driver and threatening to jail him on fabricated charges.

here is the actual video:

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