A Maplewood man has been charged with offering a $1 million bounty for each Maplewood policeman who was killed. Police arrested William Lawrence when he posted the offer on Craigslist. Investigators say he was angry because police did not return some guns seized from him earlier.
The ad offered $2 million for the death of a particular officer who is the evidence technician for the department.
Lawrence’s mother has told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch her son is bipolar and has spent a month in a mental health facility.