(NEWSER) – A St. Paul, Minn., police officer has been suspended over allegations that he encouraged drivers to run over Martin Luther King Jr. Day marchers—and told them how to avoid being charged. "Run them over," said a Facebook comment under a Pioneer Press article on a Black Lives Matter rally.
"Keep traffic flowing and don't slow down for any of these idiots who try and block the street." The comment was made under the name "JM Roth," which the activist who reported the post believes is the online alias of Sgt. Jeffrey M. Rothecker, the Star Tribune reports. "Roth" recommended that anybody who ran over protesters should stop a couple of blocks away and call 911, adding, "These idiots could try and sue you in civil court, but remember that it will be jury trial and so most likely it will come out in your favor."
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