'There are some concerns'; reinstated SLMPD captain still not back on the job

Ryan Cousins. Credit: KMOV

A fired St. Louis police captain who recently won his job back from the Civil Service Commission is still not back on the force.

Capt. Ryan Cousins won a ruling in St. Louis almost three weeks ago, now the organization that represents African American officers in St. Louis wants to know why he hasn't been allowed back.

"There are some issues, there are some concerns," says Heather Taylor president of the Ethical Society of Police.

Cousins was ousted after allegations from other officers that he had mishandled a burglary investigation. Cousins had contested he was made a scapegoat by officers who mishandled the probe.

City officials are not commenting on the call to bring Cousin back to the force.

The ruling from the Civil Service Commission does allow the city to decide on an appeal by October 26.

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