St. Paul officer on leave after allegedly telling drivers to run over marchers
A St. Paul police officer is on administrative leave in connection with a Facebook post urging drivers to run over marchers on Martin Luther King Day.
Sgt. Jeff Rothecker was identified by Andrew Henderson, a community activist who monitors police behavior.
Henderson alleged in a YouTube video that Rothecker, who posted under the name "JM Roth," wrote the comment under a Pioneer Press article about the Martin Luther King Jr. Day march in St. Paul.