St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson says the city has pulled off the street several police officers accused of posting objectionable Facebook messages, while an internal investigation continues.
The decision to place the officers on administrative duty follows publication last weekend of a database that appears to catalog thousands of bigoted or violent posts by active-duty and former officers in St. Louis and other cities.
Krewson, in an interview with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch , called the posts "inappropriate and disturbing." The Philadelphia-based Plain View Project tied 22 Facebook accounts with objectionable posts to current St. Louis police officers and 21 to former officers.
Some of the posts display the Confederate flag and question whether Black History Month is racist. Others tout roughing up protesters or mock foreign accents.