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Former policeman gets probation after assault conviction

By AP/KWMU

St. Louis – A former St. Louis County police officer has been sentenced to a year of supervised probation for pulling a gun on a parking lot attendant on St. Patrick's Day 2008.

Ryan O'Connor was convicted last month of misdemeanor third-degree assault stemming from the incident at the St. Patrick's Day parade in St. Louis.

With his family in the car, O'Connor parked in Al Ousseynou Ba's lot, in a spot that was off limits.

When Ba confronted O'Connor, the officer told Ba he was a policeman, swore at him and pulled out his gun.

O'Connor resigned after he was convicted. At sentencing Friday, O'Connor was also ordered to enroll in anger management classes.

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