The St. Louis police officer who was caught on live TV “pushing” CNN anchor Don Lemon back while he was covering unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, has reportedly been relieved of duty after video emerged online of the cop giving a speech railing against affirmative action, President Barack Obama, Islam and more.
St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar confirmed to USA Today that he immediately placed officer Dan Page on administrative leave once he learned of the video. Though he said he doesn’t have the legal authority to fire the officer at this point, he argued he would have let him go if he were a probationary officer.
Page will reportedly under a psychological evaluation and be subjected to an internal investigation.
In the video reportedly recored at an Oath Keepers meeting months ago, Page refers to Obama as the “undocumented president” from Kenya and rails against the “four sodomites on the Supreme Court.” He also speaks out against affirmative action and radical Islam.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,” Page is heard saying in the video, quoting the Declaration of Independence. “That doesn’t mean affirmative action.”
Later in the speech, Page, citing Biblical scripture, suggests that Islam will be the evil force driving the apocalypse.
You can watch his entire speech here:
Chief Belmar said he was embarrassed by Page’s comments and apologized to the community in an interview with CNN: