Missouri Republican lawmaker Jeff Roorda is accused of pushing a black woman after a brawl erupted at a meeting to discuss police conduct stemming from the shooting death of Michael Brown by Darren Wilson.
The meeting was held Wednesday night to address a proposed civilian oversight board that would examine the police force’s actions in the future. The audience became upset as officers spoke out against the board, KMOV reports..
City police union business manager Jeff Roorda, who wore a support Darren Wilson wristband, reportedly got involved in a verbal altercation with the meeting chairman Terry Kennedy. Roorda allegedly pushed Cachet Currie as the melee erupted. She reportedly suffered a scratch to her forehead.
People in the crowd could be heard shouting at Roorda: “You white supremacist motherf*cker. Get out of here, man!”
What I am concerned about is how Jeff Roorda can represent the people of his district, which I assume also includes black residents but side with the police because he is the business manager of the union. Isn’t there a disconnect here?