Roorda will continue to speak on other matters
The Aldermanic Public Safety Committee did not take testimony from the crowd, and police union official Jeff Roorda was not in attendance.
Protestors say one woman was shoved by the Business Manager of the St. Louis Police Officers Association.
Roorda says officers want better bullet-proof vests capable of stopping higher-caliber bullets.
“Remember the hypocrisy here. The NFL and the Rams were on the phone with the St. Louis Police Department every day last week, wanting assurances that their players and their fans would be protected from the violent elements in these protests,” Roorda said.
Jeff Roorda, business manager for the St. Louis Police Officers’ Association, later told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the AP “mistook what I said.”
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