Ferguson Woman Loses Eye after Cops Shoot Car with Bean Bag


A Ferguson woman lost her left eye when police officers in St. Louis shot a bean bag round at the car she was in.

Dornella Conners is now blind in one eye and can barely see with the other, Huffington Post reported.

She said she and her friend pulled into a Ferguson gas station on Tuesday morning, hours after the decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown was announced.

As she and her friend were driving away from the station, Conners said St. Louis County police surrounded their car.

Conners said they were trying to avoid interfering with the police while trying to drive away from the gas station. But police said the car was heading right for them.

That’s when police shot a bean bag round at the car, shattering the passenger window and injuring Conners.

“I’m very upset, very disappointed with tactics that they used trying to get control of situation,” Donnell Conners, Dornella’s father told the station.

The story comes as #BlackoutBlackFriday protests spread across Ferguson and the nation in an effort to call attention to an unjust outcome in Wilson’s case and to bring an end to the consumption-based day after Thanksgiving.

“In the wake of #Ferguson, it’s become painfully clear that people of color, and Black people in particular, are still unjustly targeted by law enforcement and the criminal justice system,” reads a statement on BlackoutBlackFriday website.