An unnamed officer on Tuesday night in Ferguson, Missouri, in what appears to have been a rather unguarded moment, briefly made mention of a woman who’d been shot in the head and admitted to a hospital. But before he could say too much, he was quickly put into check by his fellow police officers who hushed him and covered his mouth. The woman in question, as it later turned out, was none other than Maya Aaten-White, a graduate of Howard University who was in town covering the protests which have arisen in response to the brutal police slaying of 18 year-old Michael Brown.
Initially after Aaten-White was hospitalized, police released a statement claiming that “four to five black males apparently carried out the shooting” as part of a “drive-by” attack. Apparently this video was taken before the St. Louis police were able to concoct a story of a supposed “drive-by shooting” and relay the message to all of the department’s units.
*Shout-out to Xena of BlackButterfly7 for exposing me to this incident.