Man charged for $1M 'per head' cop-killing ad
William Lawrence had previous run-ins with Maplewood police officers
By PoliceOne Staff
MAPLEWOOD, Mo. — A man was charged Friday in connection to a Craigslist ad offering $1 million "per head" for dead police officers.
Federal documents state William Lawrence was charged with facility of interstate commerce in the commission of a murder for hire, according to St. Louis Today.
In February, Maplewood police went to Lawrence's apartment to look into a neighborhood disturbance, a criminal complaint said. An officer used a TASER on Lawrence, who resisted arrest and was jailed.
Following his release, Lawrence called the police department multiple times to request weapons seized in the search. Police took a shotgun, a rifle and marijuana, an arrest affidavit said.
The ad has since been removed from Craigslist.
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