SAINT LOUIS — A one-time St. Louis police officer will spend a year on supervised probation after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge for harassing and intimidating an LGBT couple.
Jeffrey Michael Leveque, 45, was charged with felony harassment in January after police said he and another man parked outside the home of Meg Hensley, 27, and her transgender partner Kendan Elliot, 34, and yelled threateningly at them as they tried to leave for work.
Leveque was reportedly offended by the couple’s display of a gay pride rainbow flag on their front porch that mimics the U.S. stars and stripes.
Later that day, Hensley learned that someone had posted a photo of their flag in “Rant and Rave” comment section of the St. Louis Craigslist, with the message:
So the carpet muncher called the police. So offended you were. Who is the criminal? You deface the “American Flag” and upset that stated to you how un American you are. Well you make me sick everyday when you kiss your girlfriend good bye. Being a carpet muching cunt is one thing but our flag is another. Have some respect for our country if you have no respect for our Lord.
Judge Steven Ohmer also barred Leveque from contacting the victims and ordered him to attend anger management services.
Leveque is a former St. Louis police officer who served from November 2001 to April 2004, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and resigned while under investigation by Internal Affairs for an unspecified allegation.