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Former Professor Found Not Guilty after being Body Slammed in a Meeting

February 15, 2018 - 7:42 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The former St. Louis Community College adjunct professor who was body slammed by a police officer during an October board meeting has been found not guilty of criminal charges filed against him.

Steve Taylor was charged with resisting arrest and disturbing the peace.

"The resisting arrest charges were dropped, and I was found not guilty of disturbing the peace. Very good day," he says. 

Taylor was taken to the hospital following the body slamming incident at the Cosand Center, he suffered from a concussion and other minor injuries. The school claimed Taylor "charged" the board table after he was told to stop speaking out of turn.

Taylor, a math instructor, was fired shortly after the incident. He wouldn't say what his next step is.

"This is a very important day for me on a personal level, and I'm relieved that I was found not guilty," he says.