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'What I saw was shocking and disturbing' | St. Charles County prosecuting attorney gives update on Florissant police case

Video surfaced over the weekend, which shows a Florissant police officer striking a man with an unmarked car, as the man appeared to be running away

ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. — Florissant police did not file a proper use of force incident report after striking a man with an unmarked patrol car, St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar said during a news conference Monday.

Video surfaced over the weekend from a Dellwood resident’s doorbell camera. It shows an unmarked Florissant police car striking a man who appears to be running away and then screaming as an officer gets on top of him to arrest him.

"I’ve seen the video you’ve seen," Lohmar said. "What I saw is shocking and disturbing, but that’s all I know right now."

The video was first obtained and posted by Real STLNews Saturday and shows multiple officers at the scene around 11:30 p.m. on June 2 in the 9800 block of Eastdell Drive.

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The detective driving the car has been suspended. There is no body cam footage, as detectives for the department do not wear body cameras.

Lohmar also said there is another piece of video that investigators hope to get that shows another angle of the incident.

Also, investigators are still trying to reach the three men who were originally approached as suspects — including the man who was hit by the car.

"Their story is vital to the rest of this story," Lohmar said.

Monday morning, a group of clergy members held a news conference, calling for the officer to be fired.

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Lohmar is handling the case; St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell has recused himself due to a conflict of interest.

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