Three arrested after protests at Florissant Police headquarters

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By NewsRadio 1120 KMOX

FLORISSANT, MO (KMOX)-Florissant police say they arrested three people Friday night, after protestors began throwing objects at the department's headquarters causing extensive damage.

Officer Steve Michael tells KMOX that after the crowd ignored numerous orders to disperse and multiple officers were assaulted with thrown objects, officers maced several protestors.

There were three arrests for assault, property damage and peace disturbance.

Protestors have been gathering outside the department for two weeks, after the department released a video of a detective hitting a suspect with his vehicle and then assaulting him.

The detective, Joshua Smith was fired and is now charged with assault and armed criminal action.

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