Officer Darren Wilson, St. Louis Police
The Ferguson farce continues.
A St. Louis police sergeant who was president of an organization that represents black St. Louis police officers when as much as $200,000 went missing has been suspended, authorities said.
The police department said Tuesday that Sgt. Darren Wilson was suspended Monday without pay, amid ongoing internal and criminal investigations into “financial irregularities” discovered by the Ethical Society of Police in December. City police did not say why Wilson was suspended and declined to comment further.
Wilson has been a city police officer since March 1997. The city sergeant is not related to the former Ferguson police officer of the same name, whose shooting of Michael Brown in August sparked nationwide attention.
Wilson has not been arrested or charged with a crime. He could not be reached for comment.
The Ethical Society of Police discovered irregularities in December. Police Chief Sam Dotson said in January that no public money was missing and that all of it came from dues of members of the Ethical Society.
[Former head of organization for black St. Louis officers group put on unpaid leave, by Joel Currier, St. Louis Dispatch, March 4, 2015]
Remember that one of the main problems of the Ferguson police department is that it is "too white" to police a mostly black population.
What is needed are more black police officers and black police officer organizations that can mysteriously lose a few hundred thousand dollars.