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Written reprimands issued to multiple St. Louis County officers following internal investigation

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – At least 11 written reprimands were issued to St. Louis County officers after an internal investigation into allegations of officer misconduct within the MetroLink Unit.

Officials with the department investigated 10 misconduct allegations that spanned from December 2015 to July 2017.

The allegations that resulted in written reprimands occurred on Dec. 1, 2015, Feb. 17, 2016, Feb. 9, 2017, June 25, 2017 and July 4, 2017. In those cases, officers either covered up a camera in the security office or were loitering in the security office.

Read: Report shows county police officers covering security cameras at MetroLink station offices

“I initiated this internal investigation because the officers of the St. Louis County Police Department are, and should be, held to a very high standard,” Chief Jon Belmar stated. “This department has never shied away from discipline when appropriate. I appreciate the work of the investigators assigned to the Bureau of Professional Standards who were able to identify appropriate discipline and provide context for those cases determined to be unfounded. Officers assigned to the MetroLink Unit remain committed to ensure the safety and security of those that ride the light rail system.”

The names of the officers who were issued written reprimands have not been released.

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