Last week, CNN reported that St. Louis County police officer Dan Page had been temporarily relieved of his duty after video of him making inflammatory remarks aimed at African-Americans, women and the LGBT community emerged online. Page was the same officer who was seen on live television physically pushing CNN’s Don Lemon back from his camera crew during the protests in Ferguson.
Now, we are learning that Page has officially retired from the St. Louis police force, with his last day on the job coming this past Monday, August 25. Sgt. Colby Dolly, an aid to the St. Louis County Police Chief, told MSNBC that Page is expected to receive his full pension.
In the video of Page’s speech to the Oath Keepers organization, he told his audience, “I hate everybody. I’m into diversity. I kill everybody.” He later called President Barack Obama an “illegal alien” who was born in Kenya.
Following the release of the video, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar apologized to CNN’s Lemon and anyone else who was offended by Page’s remarks, saying he was “embarrassed” by the officer’s behavior.
Watch video of Page’s initial confrontation with Lemon below, via CNN:
And watch the hour-long speech Page gave to the Oath Keepers below:
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