Some police officers in the St. Louis area have publicly shown their support for Officer Darren Wilson over the past few months. Some of them put together a fundraiser to help Wilson out, others wore “I Am Darren Wilson” bracelets (that the Department of Justice actually request they stop wearing).
This week, a group of protesters at St. Louis City Hall saw one officer wearing a “Wilson” nametag, in what appeared to be a sign of support for the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.
One of the protesters, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, said this shows what side the police are on. He said, “I know damn well they know Darren Wilson wasn’t attacking in self-defense.”
And that officer who wore the nametag is being disciplined, as per this statement from the St. Louis Police Department:
The action of the officer does not reflect the professionalism or community oriented policing standards of the Metropolitan Police Department. Chief Dotson is disappointed in the officer’s decision to violate the department’s policy. The officer will face discipline for his actions.
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