ST. ANN, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Missouri State Senator Jamilah Nasheed wants a former police lieutenant who pointed an assault rifle at protesters in Ferguson last month to be barred from any other police force.
Senator Nasheed is asking the state’s public safety director Daniel Isom III to strip the former St. Ann Police Lieutenant Ray Albers of his peace officer license.
“My intention in writing this letter is not to seek punishment for the sake of the punishment alone, but instead to ask for the appropriate disciplinary action to fit the abuse of authority,” said Sen. Nasheed. “These are difficult times in our communities and we need to stand together, police and neighbor, not allowing those who believe themselves to be above the law to ever sit in a position of power again.”
Albers resigned last month after a video surfaced of him pointing a gun and threatening protesters.
Mike O'Connell, a spokesperson for the Missouri Department of Public Safety said while he can't comment on any specific investigation, once the department receives and allegation, it immediately begins investigating whether there is a case against the officer or whether any action will be taken.