In US Two police officers shot in Ferguson

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SHAFAQNA – According to Reuters reported that ”  Two police officers were shot during a protest outside Ferguson, Missouri, police headquarters early on Thursday, police said, just hours after the city’s police chief quit following a damning U.S. Justice Department report into his force. The shooting of the officers, who were in serious condition at a hospital, was the latest incident in months of turmoil in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, which has been at the center of an intense national debate over police use of force, particularly against black men, since a white officer killed an unarmed black teenager there in August.”

Washington Post reported about the incident saying ”  Protesters had gathered near the Ferguson police headquarters after Thomas Jackson, the chief of police, said he would step down next week. But the shooting, which occurred after midnight, took place as protests in the area were relatively quiet. Jon Belmar, chief of St. Louis County police, said that the shots did not come from the dozens of protesters still in the area. He said the shots came from across the street from where the officers had been standing. “These police officers were standing there and they were shot,” Belmar said at a news conference early Thursday morning. “Just because they were police officers.” The two officers, both men, were not identified by police. One of the officers was a 32-year-old on the police force of Webster Groves, Mo., another St. Louis suburb. That officer was shot in the face; the other was a 41-year-old county police officer, who was shot in the shoulder, police said”

 

Source : ReutersWashington Post

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