Glendale officer suspended for anti-protester Facebook posts

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 22 at 11:06 PM

GLENDALE, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- An officer with the Glendale Police Department was suspended following a series of inappropriate Facebook posts, police said in a news release Friday.

The officer, Matthew Pappert, allegedly made several posts criticizing Ferguson protesters and rioters.

In one post, Pappert allegedly writes, "These protesters should be put down like a rabid dog the first night."  There are reportedly five inappropriate posts.  

Police said "the matter is being taken very seriously and a thorough internal investigation will be conducted to determine why the posts were made."

Police continue to say that the comments made by Officer Pappert "are absolutely not the viewers and/or opinions of the Glendale Police Department or the City of Glendale, Missouri."

The city canceled a block party Friday night for all Glendale residents because of the posts.  The city feared protesters would threaten to disrupt the event.

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