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Thursday, January 23, 2014

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

Posted By on Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 8:45 AM

Jeffrey Leveque.
  • Jeffrey Leveque.

The former St. Louis police officer who harassed a queer couple for displaying a rainbow flag is now banned by judge's orders from entering the Tower Grove East neighborhood.

Jeffrey Leveque, 45, of north St. Louis county, faces one charge of harassment motivated by discrimination to frighten or disturb another person, a felony, after making verbal threats and posting a picture of the couple's home on Craigslist.

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

Leveque is ordered to stay out of Tower Grove East, bordered by Nebraska Avenue, Gravois Avenue, Grand Boulevard and Shenandoah Avenue, as a condition of his bond.

Police say Leveque was one of the two men who parked outside the home of Meg Hensley, 27, and her partner Kendan Elliott, 34, and yelled at them threateningly as they tried to go to work. Hensley told the Daily RFT afterward that the ex-officer was angry the rainbow-colored flag on the couple's porch "defaced" the American flag.

See also: Bullies Target Queer Tower Grove Couple over Rainbow Flag; Post Address, Slurs on Craigslist

Leveque later posted a picture of the couple's home on Craigslist with this 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.

"Obviously, this guy is watching us," Hensley told the Daily RFT last month after reporting the incident to police. "For him to go online and guide people to my house and encourage other people to harass me is terrifying."

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 [email protected].

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