Anderson Cooper tonight confronted St. Louis police spokesman Jeff Roorda after he dismissed the DOJ report on racially-motivated Ferguson policing as “flimsy.” Roorda told Cooper that “the meat of the report” (Darren Wilson not being charged) was wrapped in a “flimsy tortilla” making ridiculous allegations against the police.
Cooper got a little frustrated as he repeatedly asked Roorda about the statistics about Ferguson police targeting black people and Roorda deflected or deferred. When Roorda told Cooper that there are black people in the nearby area that drive through Ferguson, Cooper told him that still doesn’t account for the high ticket statistics.
Roorda pivoted to the angry Ferguson protesters to blame them for some of the outcry, but Cooper told him based on how little everyone’s heard from the Ferguson police on this, it doesn’t seem like they care. Cooper even said the Ferguson police chief is “running away like a cockroach.”
Watch the full segment below, via CNN:
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