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St. George policeman fired for videotaped tirade

By AP/KWMU

St. Louis, MO –

To hear audio from the traffic stop, click here.

A police officer whose berating of a motorist in south St. Louis County was captured on video is out of a job.

Aldermen in the tiny town St. George voted this week to fire Sergeant James Kuehnlein.

Brett Darrow, 20, had a video recorder inside his car. He was at a commuter lot near I-55 in the early hours of September 7th when the officer approached the car.

In a video that got wide viewership on the Internet, Kuehnlein is heard taunting and threatening Darrow, sometimes shouting and using profanity.

Darrow says he's pleased with the decision to fire the officer.

An attorney for Kuehnlein says he is still weighing his options.

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