Jun 22, 2020 4:26 PM

St. Joseph officer placed on administrative duty after video of altercation with citizen surfaces

Posted Jun 22, 2020 4:26 PM

by Sarah Thomack

St. Joseph Post

A St. Joseph police officer has been placed on administrative duty after a video clip showing him in a verbal altercation with a citizen while off duty.

The St. Joseph Police Department says it received and reviewed a portion of a video clip from Sunday, which shows an off-duty officer involved in a verbal altercation with a citizen.

The officer is identified as Brandon Harrison.

According to the police department, the details of the incident are currently being investigated and the involved officer has been relieved from official police duties and placed on administrative duty, pending the outcome of the investigation.  Harrison has been a member of the St. Joseph Police Department since January 7, 2019. 

"Police Officers are the most conspicuous representatives of government and, to the majority of people, they are a symbol of stability and authority upon which they can rely," says St. Joseph Police Capt. Jeff Wilson in an email. " Unbecoming conduct on the part of police officers adversely affects the operations of the Department and ultimately destroys public confidence in it.  All matters involving officer misconduct allegations are and will be investigated by the Department."

Click here to view the video. (Warning: video contains strong language, NSFW.)