St. Louis police officer faces multiple assault charges after striking female officer while on duty, authorities say
A male St. Louis police officer has been accused of assaulting a female police officer while on duty multiple times, according to court documents. - Viorel Margineanu/Dreamstime/TNS

ST. LOUIS — A male St. Louis Metropolitan Police officer is accused of assaulting a female officer multiple times while on duty, according to court documents. Rashard C. Lovelace, 31, faces four counts of fourth-degree domestic assault for assaulting an officer with whom he was in a relationship, according to court documents. The alleged assaults happened in various city locations in July and August 2020. Witnesses in the charging documents include at least four St. Louis police officers. Lovelace punched the officer in the chest two times, and two other times he put his hand around her neck i...