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Former Ballwin Police Officer Indicted On Misdemeanor Assault Charge

A former Missouri police officer has been indicted by a grand jury on a misdemeanor assault charge for allegedly injuring a 17-year-old by pulling him from his car by his arm and clothing during a traffic stop.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 40-year-old Charles Thomas Lancey was charged Wednesday with fourth-degree assault in connection to the August 2020 incident. It is unclear whether Lancey has retained a defense attorney.

Lancey was fired from the Ballwin Police Department last September.

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