Protestors coined Monday night #MoralMonday with demonstrations throughout St. Louis County, from Frontenac Plaza to the Hollywood Casino in Maryland Heights. That`s where County Police say they arrested 57-year-old Louis Samuel Wilson who they say was wanted for stealing a gun in the City of St. Louis.
The incident was captured by social media, when officers pulled over a caravan of apparent protestors in about six cars leaving Hollywood Casino. One demonstrator tweeted at the time that a St. Louis County officer, “came at me, weapon drawn.” One Twitter user described it as, “scary as hell.” On the same video, you can hear a man threaten the officer that he’d beat him if he didn’t have his gun.
Police say Louis S. Wilson had the stolen gun in his trunk, a 38 Revolver, loaded with six rounds. They pulled him over for failure to signal and a broken tail light. St. Louis County police say the officer is on administrative leave because of allegations by the demonstrators. A spokesman said the officer had his own body camera they`ll be able to use in the internal investigation.