St. Louis Police Chief Defends Ferguson Response: ‘No Serious Injury’

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson appeared on Fox News tonight to defend the police response in Ferguson over the past few nights by saying police forces did what they were supposed to, contained what they could, and there was “no serious injury” as a result.

O’Reilly guest host Juan Williams questioned Dotson on why the National Guard wasn’t deployed sooner. Dotson pointed out some of them were already on the ground, but that people were complaining about police militarization months ago and they didn’t want to be “tone-deaf to the conversation.”

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But, of course, the big question was why law enforcement could not contain the massive pandemonium Monday night. Buildings were looted and set on fire, not to mention some police cars were trashed and set ablaze. Williams asked, “Was it more than you anticipated?” Dotson said, “It was more than anybody anticipated.”

But that being said, Dotson wanted to make it clear that police did a good job limiting personal injury:

“There was no serious injury because of any action of law enforcement or any protesters that night. Even with lots of gunfire… even with the fires that were being set, lots of violence, still, nobody was seriously injured.”

Watch the video below, via Fox News:

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