St. Joseph officer who appeared in controversial video no longer a police officer

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) – A Missouri man is no longer a police officer after appearing in a racially charged music video wearing his uniform and carrying a “cops lives matter” sign.

St. Joseph police spokesman Capt. Jeff Wilson said in an email Thursday that patrolman Zackary Craft no longer works for the city. Wilson’s email directed questions to the city attorney’s office, which didn’t immediately return a phone message from The Associated Press seeking comment.

Wilson said earlier that the department didn’t condone the video, called “Before This Bomb Blows Up (Racism Goes Both Ways).”

Craft’s attorney, Morgan Roach, didn’t immediately comment. He said earlier that Craft allowed himself to be filmed “without knowing the words, content, or context” and was “appalled” when he saw the white suburban Kansas City rapper’s video.