Surprise! RIOT BREAKS OUT at St. Louis Civilian Review Board Meeting #Ferguson (VIDEO)
What a shock.
Tonight a riot broke out at the Civilian Review Board meeting at St. Louis City Hall.
Meeting on proposed civilian oversight review board out of control at St. Louis City Hall.
— Robert Cohen (@kodacohen) January 29, 2015
This was crazy–
An altercation broke out at St. Louis City Hall during a meeting Thursday to discuss the possibility of creating a civilian review board so citizens could have a more direct line to police.
Witnesses told News 4 the fight began when a woman who was getting ready to leave was pushed aside by the Business Manager of the St. Louis Police Officers Association, Jeff Roorda. Roorda was addressing 18th Ward Alderman Terry Kennedy.
“I was literally just trying to leave the meeting and I got caught in whatever Roorda and Kennedy had going on in their exchange,” said Cachet Currie, the woman who was pushed. “Roorda just jumped out into the aisle, pushed me over, and tried to get to Kennedy. I’m like ‘wait a minute, don’t push me.’ Then he started going off on me, pushing me.”
Roorda called the hearing a “sham” that lacked any type of order. Roorda wore a bracelet that had words “I am Darren Wilson” written on it.
Actually, it looks like the woman Cachet Currie attacked Roorda not the other way around.
The Business Manager of the Police Officer Association Jeff Roorda was wearing a “Darren Wilson” bracelet.
— Daniel I. Aguilar (@TatteredRose1) January 29, 2015