(KMOV.com) – St. Louis Police said they are investigating several officers for possible misconduct.
Authorities said multiple officers are not only being investigated by the police department, but are also being investigated by the FBI, DEA, US Attorney's Office, and the St. Louis Circuit Attorney. All of the officers, Don McGhee, Keith Major, and Durand Brassfield have been taken off-duty.
McGhee was wounded after exchanging fire with Dominic Irons and Terrell Beasley on December 19. McGhee was off-duty when the shooting occurred. Beasley and the officer were wounded. Beasley's body was found several days later inside a burning car.
McGhee's attorney told News 4 his client stepped down from the department and faced disciplinary action when he decided to leave. The attorney said the decision to resign was not related to the investigation, but was for medical reasons.
“The Department will continue to be vigorous in efforts to root out officers whose actions compromise the integrity of the organization,” St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said in a release. “We hold our officers to a high standard and expect them to abide by the very same laws they are sworn to uphold.”