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Missouri Cop Who Killed Teen, Crashes Patrol Car While Drunk & High on Cocaine, Stays a Cop

St. Louis, MO — A St. Louis Police Officer previously involved in a controversial fatal shooting “was high on cocaine as well as drunk when he smashed his police vehicle into a parked car” last December 19, reports the St. Louis American.

On January 27, the Missouri State Highway Patrol released lab results from a blood sample taken from Officer Jason Flanery the day of the accident. His Blood Alcohol Concentration at the time was .117, more than twice the legal limit. The test also found that Flanery had recently used cocaine. On January 25, Flanery was charged with two misdemeanors – Driving While Intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident.

Although he resigned following his December 19 accident, Flanery retains his “class A” peace officer license and remains eligible for employment with another department. This won’t necessarily change if he is convicted of the charges arising from the drug-related automobile accident: He was hired by the St. Louis PD despite a conviction on a firearms-related criminal offense in 2001. Initially charged with a felony, Flanery was allowed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of “attempted unlawful use of a firearm,” pay a $300 fine, and required to undergo alcohol counseling (which apparently proved to be of little benefit).

To his credit, St. Louis Police Chief Samuel Dotson — defying pressure from the police officers’ union — will soon announce a new policy requiring toxicology screenings of all officers involved in fatal shootings.

Flanery’s background suggests he had more than a little in common with VonDerrit Myers Jr., whom he killed in October 2014. Myers, who had been arrested on gun charges at 16, was on probation when Flanery – in uniform and a department vehicle, but moonlighting as a “private” security guard – confronted him in the belief that he was one of several young black men who had fled from him earlier. The summary of facts in the Report filed by the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office doesn’t specify why Flanery was pursuing the men, and specifies that Myers’s only documented activity in the minutes leading up to the confrontation was to buy a sandwich and share it with his friends.

According to his own testimony, Flanery had his gun drawn when he approached Meyers and ordered him to get on the ground. When Meyers refused to submit, Flanery went hands-on, grabbing his clothing. Meyers slipped out of the officer’s grip and ran up a nearby hill. Once reaching the top of the hill, Meyers – according to Officer Flanery – turned to face him holding what the officer believed to be a gun. Witnesses subsequently described an exchange of gunfire that left Meyers dead. According to the Circuit Attorney’s Office report, Flanery “retrieved the gun from near Myers’ body. It was a 9mm Smith and Wesson.” Gunpowder residue found on Myers’ body confirmed that he had fired the weapon.

While the Circuit Attorney’s Office declined to charge Flanery, it acknowledged that GPS readings from Myers’ ankle bracelet confirmed that he was not the subject of the initial pursuit – which began, once again, for reasons that have not been made clear. The confrontation, which Flanery escalated needlessly to the point of bloodshed, began as a case of mistaken identity, a fact that justifies an inquiry into his attitudes and predispositions regarding racial politics.

Social media posts gleaned by attorneys for Myers’ family provide a composite portrait of a right-wing military veteran “who is actually in love with weaponry” and possessing a “strong negatively biased view of African-Americans,” contends attorney Jermaine Wooten. A detailed statement made by a long-time acquaintance named Alex Davis describes Flanery as “the most racist person and most racist cop I’ve ever met.”

Davis says that he met Flanery “when I began working at the Fitness Center at the Carondelet Park YMCA” in October 2012. “Over the course of working together we had a lot of 20 minute + conversations on our political views,” Davis relates. “The last time we talked was June 2014.”

While Davis does not believe that Flanery hates all black people, his perception was that the officer “hates the ones that don’t act white and the ones on welfare and he hates the fact that black Americans predominantly vote Democrat.” He would often make “such outrageous generalizing statements as `they’ [black women] all get pregnant so they can go on welfare.’ And `then those kids grow up to be thugs.’ He used language like `animals,’ `beasts,’ and ‘niggers.’”

“Flanery’s statements led me to believe that he’s much quicker to make an assumption about any black person that acts black” – meaning one who doesn’t dress “like white people,” or adopt mannerisms and a style of speech associated with white people,” Davis continues. “He has called black people’s clothing `retarded’ and naturally associates [it] with thugs and welfare recipients. He says they all have guns and so many of them have pot/heroin/crack either on them, in their car, or at home.”

Assuming that Davis’s recollections – which were not provided as sworn testimony, it should be noted – were reliable, it’s reasonable to believe that when he confronted Myers without cause in October 2014, Flanery believed that one drug-using, gun-loving “thug” was just as guilty as the rest of them. The irony is that Flanery’s own criminal background, long-term substance abuse issues, and subsequent behavior reveal that, apart from ethnic identity, he was better-suited to the company of “beasts” and “thugs” than peaceful, productive people of all backgrounds.

The critical difference is that Flanery was, and remains, a criminally inclined, drug-abusing thug — with a valid “peace officer’s” license.

  • Police union.

  • Justin Alter

  • I believe animals should be respected as citizens on this earth. They should have the right to their own freedom, their own families and their own life.

  • OMG!! Fired!!

  • He is white the complexion of ur skin matters

    • oh really

    • OK He’s in court who cares how many inacint people died with policeman killing them an no one goes to jail its somehow justified please get real

    • Says the racist… If u judge someone by their skin don’t get mad when others do the same to you

    • They already do an have done so but I’m not one to be blinded by the sad reality of it all cause facts are facts

    • I have been called Hitler by someone who in all reality did not seem like there were from This time an he said to me where have u v been we have been waiting for u so say what u wanna but I have heard it all

  • Bad cop, bad cop, what ya gunna do when they come for you?

    • Hi Cop High Cop they’re just a bunch of thugs who take you down and shake you down while they’re high on drugs,

  • And bet he thiefed the cocaine ‘of some drugie’ he should of ‘OD”‘ one less scum bag ‘in the World

  • Surprise drug and alcohol test for cops.

  • just is for the WASP to spindle and mutate to suit him

  • “Do as we say Not as we do” Thats why hes still on the job…it dosent take rocket science to figure that out!

  • Yea no wonder cops have their thin blue line

  • Hamza Hussain

  • Really good union

  • …because the Police force is morally corrupted from the top down

  • This page has turned into nothing but “fuck the police”. The next time you need help call Ricky up the street, he’ll come help

    • I didn’t read anywhere that the belief is that all officers were like this. Maybe you’d be happier getting this offer come to your aide when you next need help.

    • there’s two ways human beings react towards anything they have interest in responding to, either with logic and rational thought, or emotion leading to irrational observation and thought processes.
      not every thing someone says is generalizing. or maybe you are generalizing.
      if someone says that a cop has done something wrong they are not necessarily saying that all cops are bad . . . just like if i say my black friend got arrested for something it doesn’t mean I’m talking about all black people.
      just him.
      if you get emotional aboit this subject keep in mind not to let tht emotion cloud your judgment or forget to use rational thought about this.
      or be so defensive of police just because a few of yoir friends are cops n good people, it doesnt mean that all cops are good people.
      evil people are in every group of government no matter how good the majority is . . .

    • Own a gun then you won’t need them.

    • Fuck yea Ricky will come…he’s a crazy mf but I don’t need Ricky cuz I’m a crazy mf

    • good advice Jack Frost, advice I need to use myself more often.

    • Look, all I’m saying is every update or post is about shity cops. The only reason they do that is for clicks and traffic.
      Go ahead and get your blood pressure up cause you hate police officers. I’m not against police and I don’t defend truly guilty wrong officers. I just don’t need this negativity in my life. This page was about more than tragedies and bad people at one point. It no longer is so I’m out. I’m not condemning any of you for believing or feeling what you choose. Just shared my observation and left. Goodbye and good luck.

    • i still wrestle with logic and emotion myself

    • never have called them.its not safe call them

    • Like I said. Good luck with your beliefs and ideas. You’ll need it.

    • Owen Wood I agree the click bait is everywhere . Conservative and liberal sites are both guilty . I’m sick of it myself . There must be money in this .

    • The worst part is that it’s all a part of the main machine churning out mush to keep everyone blind.

    • You don’t get help from the cops, you just get shot, Ricky up the street would be way more help

    • I hope you’re not talking about Ricky from Tralier Park Boys

    • Of course thats what this site does…. Its trying to make cops accountable for their actions and to show that they should follow the same laws they were hired to uphold. Do you think its ok that this cop acts the way he does

    • Owen Wood, you joke, but i know Ricky, and he comes everytime I call.

    • I suggest you quit trolling if you are truly upset over this

    • Owen wood. Where are these good police you speak of? Where are they?………. oh yeah brown nosing their crooked departments.

    • Owen Wood Just because you only SEE those type of posts, certainly does not mean that it is ALL they post… How absurd. Bye.

    • Craig McNeill No, call a methhead, you will get a much better result than calling a cop. A methhead would probably actually show up

    • Angel Avalon Yup, that way you might actually get help

    • Owen Wood and good riddance

    • theres good and bad in every corner just the american police are getting worse corruption and murder cover ups even the local news is selected serious crimes are covered up so race wars dont start look at germany and sweden

  • war on drugs with drug users and lead by drug addicts??

  • Must work for Lafayette county

  • In these last days Evil is Good and Good is Evil

  • You can thank the police unions for that shit! Why don’t republiterds bust THAT union!!!

  • The police unions and police associations are each 200% to blame equally.Are people forgeting these are organizations

  • Fop sever was breached and guess what it has the names addrs all that proper info to go after murders and real american justice served.

  • People in Missouri are stupid.

  • DRUG TESTING!

  • Do you think that’s all? More dirty Cops than 1clean. If there’s one I won’t believe it.

  • Government has been hijacked as they make up terrorist, to confuse the peoples…

  • Owen Wood, what kind of material do you deduce should be discussed on this page. If my taxes are going towards funding such a body, I at least expect them to restrain their urges to the pitiful degree that we all have to.

  • should be tested weekly, along with all others in public service. this includes politicians.

  • This is exactly why public safety is a concern and why cities need to be required to follow strict standards when hiring police officers. The police are there to protect the public not put them in danger.

    • Actually the courts ruled that the purpose of police is not to protect people. They are strictly to uphold all laws put in place, which have very little to do with protection of individuals.

  • HA

  • Once you are a member of a gang you are a member for life.

  • The guy on the left looks fake as fuck. Like someone was like “hey, pretend to be a ‘bad guy’ and fuckin took a picture of him

  • I´m going to throw up!

  • What….really???
    Mmmm,so it’s illegal to be high and drunk but not if you a cop…

  • corropt dirty law

  • Let me see… the guy was involved in a shooting that took a teens life… And now he’s self-destructive? It sounds like he’s a moral human being trying to cope with the fact that he killed a teen.

    This isn’t corruption. This isn’t a horrible person. This is a basic human reaction to a horrible incident.

  • Bang bang,problem solved.

  • JAIL ..in same cell as everyone else.

  • Nice to know i have to be drug tested to flip burgers at burgerking. But the idiots that carry guns and a badge ate allowed to do whatever and keep their job.

  • Heutzutage kann echt jeder Idiot Polizist werden…Massoud Hassar 🙁

  • I know police are not good in many aspects, but you can’t be Drunk and High on Cocaine at the same time! That’s stupid, both things are in different spectrums, if you’re drunk you sip cocaine and you equalize yourself that means you go down to 0 making drunk -50 and cocaine +50 on your state of mind, doing both will take a toll on your heart but will leave you on 0. When you see someone that is pissed drunk and goes to the bathroom walks out normal and drives home safely he sipped or snorted a line of cocaine and equalised himself!

  • no wonder they didnt want testing ,but its ok to test the law abiding people,,,,b/s.

  • Yes and he is the new norm for your protection. Don’t get in the way because they can’t tell you apart from the bad guys.

  • Cuz the slave owners almost always treat the slave drivers, who are still slaves themselves except have been givin a whip,well in these cases a gun and a badge, than the rest of us slaves,

  • This is exactly why I say dissolve the current police forces and start from scratch. And for fuck’s sake next time keep special weapons in the hands of swat, you don’t need a fresh officer handling a flashbang.

  • well thats america for you they discharge the officers for short while and then give them there jobs back more need to be prosecuted for killing innocent people instead of calling them accidents or lethal force

  • Ben Vo

  • this is bullshit how in the hell are we suppose to respect a person like that

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