On Wednesday afternoon, Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson held a news conference to discuss the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.
During the event, Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal, said she was among the peaceful protestors who were hit with tear gas Monday night.
She asked Jackson if she would be gassed again.
The police chief remained stoic, until he heard she was a State Senator. Then, with a shocked look, he responded "I hope not."
Chappelle-Nadal reportedly told a Washington Post reporter after the press conference that the police chief "blew me off" :
Later that evening, a journalist in the area said she was taken into custody.
Not so, the state senator responded.
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