Former police officer charged for harassing residents who displayed gay pride flag

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– A former St. Louis city police officer was charged today with a felony for harassing two city residents who display a gay pride flag on their porch.

Jeffrey Leveque, 45, of North St. Louis County is accused of verbally threatening the two on December 11th because of their sexual orientation.

Members of the LGBT community and neighbors from Tower Grove East rallied around the couple the next weekend.

According to city police, Leveque posted a photo of the couple’s home on the “Rant and Rave” site of Craigslist.

It was later removed.