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Judge Finds Cop Not Guilty of Assault after Refusing to Watch Video of Assault

(CARLOS MILLER)   A St. Louis cop is caught on video, slamming his forearm across the face of a handcuffed teenage suspect. Rory Bruce not only gets fired for the incident that took place last year, but ended up charged with assault – something you rarely see happen. However, when Bruce stepped in front of the judge to be tried this week, the judge refused to watch the video that came from a surveillance camera from the back of a police transport vehicle. As a result, Judge Theresa Counts Burke found him not guilty.

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One Response to Judge Finds Cop Not Guilty of Assault after Refusing to Watch Video of Assault

  • This story may not be true. This judge is listed as a Misdemeanor/Traffic judge. Would assault under color of authority be considered a misdemeanor?

    City of St. Louis Circuit Court telephone directory

    DIV. 26- Fl. 1 Carnahan Ct., Misdemeanors/Traffic
    THERESA COUNTS BURKE, Judge extension 4536
    Courtroom Clerk, Vanessa extension 4555
    Courtroom clerk, Matt extension 4536

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