ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - A St. Louis police officer is accused of beating a 24-year-old man on a Metrolink last April. Officer Dawon Gore, 44, now faces assault charges from the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. Investigators believe the incident was outside the scope of law enforcement.
Gore was assigned to the Metrolink Unit on April 25th 2014. The St. Louis County Police Department’s Bureau of Crimes Against Persons says he got into an argument with a 24-year-old man on the Metrolink platform located at 4300 Hanley Road. Investigators say Gore used a expandable baton to strike the suspects hand. They say the weapon was used primarily as a method of assault, not law enforcement.
Gore has been with the St. Louis County Police Department for 13 years. He was assigned with the Metrolink unit from May 2012-April 2014.