Ex-Cop Sentenced to Probation for Harassing LGBT Couple At Home, On Craigslist

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Jeffrey Leveque.
A former St. Louis police officer will spend a year on supervised probation after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of harassing an LGBT couple in the Tower Grove neighborhood.

If Jeffrey Leveque, 45, breaks his probation, he'll be sentenced to six months in prison, according to court documents. Judge Steven Ohmer also barred Leveque from contacting the victims and ordered him to attend anger management services.

Leveque was charged with felony harassment in January after police said he and another man parked outside the home of Meg Hensley, 27, and her partner Kendan Elliot, 34, and yelled threateningly at them as they tried to leave for work. Hensley told Daily RFT afterward that Leveque was angry at the couple's gay pride flag, which looks like a rainbow version of the American flag.

See also: Former Police Officer Jeffrey Leveque Charged with Harassing Couple over Gay Pride Flag

Henseley called the police, but later that day a photo of her house popped up on Craigslist with a threatening 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.

"For him to go online and guide people to my house and encourage other people to harass me is terrifying," Hensley tells Daily RFT.

In January, a judge banned Leveque from entering the Tower Grove East neighborhood.

See also: Ex-Cop Banned from Tower Grove East for Harassing LGBT Couple Over Rainbow Flag

Leveque was last in court in September, when he pleaded guilty to stealing more than $1,000 of items from Home Depot, according to court records.

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.


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Chandra Harris
Chandra Harris

"Carpet munching cunt "- wow this dude has some serious anger issues

Dawn Blanc
Dawn Blanc

He better keep his trap shut. He is going to end up in jail if he isn't careful with the slurs and then he is going to be someone's bitch. Thank goodness he isn't a cop anymore. Who knows what he would have done with a gun. Stop the hate.

Michael Kyro
Michael Kyro

Sounds like he was more upset at how a gay pride flag was in the image of the American flag......still obviously a hater...and very wrong in what he did.......on the other hand...if it was the flag I think it was ...that could very well be considered an insult to many American Military and Civilians alike......take that flag to Afganistan and wave it in front of our Marines and see what happens...I think it would be a lot worse...

Robert Schwent Jr
Robert Schwent Jr

The idea of someone being literally homophobic is hard for me to wrap my brain around. I don't think that it exists, but try to imagine someone who was afraid of things that were the same as that's what the Latin would translate to.

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Melani Nicole
Melani Nicole

Scary. I bet those ladies are still creeped out, he sounds crazy.

Michael J Keller
Michael J Keller

That word, "Homophobia", still leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. I refer back to the quote that is attributed to Morgan Freeman: "I hate the word homophobia. It’s not a phobia. You are not scared. You are an asshole." I'm with Mr. Freeman!

Joe Harman
Joe Harman

I would like to know why the lgbt community has turned into a bunch of haters. Don't go to the level of insulting others.

Joe Harman
Joe Harman

@Paul, your mom should have wash your mouth out with soap a little more

Joe Harman
Joe Harman

Sure it is... I said you that you should love the people... So, love your neighbor... But you do not need to agree with them or approve of their actions. I said nothing bad, just that you do not to love what you consider a sin... Also the worst quality we can have is pride... Humility is a much better quality

Barbara Kelly-Cox
Barbara Kelly-Cox

That's bull shit! At the very least he needs sensitivity training!

Gary Muich
Gary Muich

Another scumbag piece of crap abusing his authority!

Paul Graham
Paul Graham

Shut up you bible thumping gullible hoosier fuck.

Joe Harman
Joe Harman

Love the people, but you do not need to love the sin... There is no pride in sin

Sharon Walker
Sharon Walker

Well he is exposed for being an hateful person and will now pay the consequences. As often happens, people like that are their own worst enemies.

Kelli Mayahi
Kelli Mayahi

Make that POS wear one to court.....only God can Judge....

Kirsten Mary
Kirsten Mary

Cops today have the attitude that they're above the law.

Kimberly Fach
Kimberly Fach

I grew up in jeffco and I'm gay and live in the city now.

Jeremy Leath
Jeremy Leath

How come kids get bullied to the point they kill themselves and no consequences are brought to the bullies?

Meg Mertz
Meg Mertz

Uh, just because someone lives in Jeff Co doesn't mean they are homophobes and druggies.

Ron Storie
Ron Storie

A couple can't be all of LGBT , but good try.

Matt Thomas
Matt Thomas

What a nice guy. Should have deported him to JeffCo...

Dreizehn
Dreizehn

They don't care. Marines and servicemen and women have bigger issues to worry about.

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