Missouri State Senator Said She Was Tear Gassed, Questioned Police Response In Ferguson, Mo.
“Do you know if I’m going to gassed again, like I was Monday night?”
Police Chief Thomas Jackson addressed complaints about the department’s
response to protests following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.
posted on Aug. 13, 2014, at 2:24 p.m.
On Wednesday afternoon, Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson held a
news conference to discuss the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.
During the event, Missouri State Senator Maria
Chappelle-Nadal, said she was among the peaceful protestors who were
hit with tear gas Monday night.
She asked Jackson if she would be gassed again.
The police chief remained stoic, until he heard she was a State Senator. Then, with a shocked look, he responded “I hope not.”
Brown’s death has prompted a federal inquiry, nightly protests in Ferguson, and debate around the country about law enforcement and the media treatment of minorities.
is a vine of the convo between her and the police chief, who wouldn't
have bothered to answer had he not known she was a state