At least two police officers have been shot during a protest outside Ferguson Police Station, according to reports by local media.
Multiple accounts of the turmoil outside the Ferguson police station have emerged on social media.
One witness said on Twitter that a policeman had been shot in the face. Ferguson Lt. Col. Al Eickhoff told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch he didn’t think either of the officers were from his department. He also would not comment on the extent of their injuries.
Eickhoff is currently interim police chief in Ferguson after Tom Jackson resigned from the post, officially stepping down on March 19.
Police reportedly say the department is under lockdown and describe what’s happening outside as an “active shooting scene.” The protests at Ferguson Police Department started after Jackson’s resignation on Wednesday.
The man was the sixth city official to step down in the wake of DoJ report last week lashing out at Ferguson’s courts and Police Department for racial bias.
On Monday, state Judge Roy L. Richter was reassigned by the Missouri Supreme Court to take over all pending and future municipal cases from Ferguson. The high court said the move was intended “to help restore public trust and confidence,” adding that Richter would be authorized to implement any reforms needed to “ensure that the rights of defendants are respected and to help restore the integrity of the system.” https://m.facebook.com/panafricanliberationmovement?_e_pi_=7%2CPAGE_ID10%2C1870716091