Police wife tells how her husband was angrily ‘screamed at’ as he faced demonstrators who threatened home invasion, rape and murder. St Louis county police warned of ‘vocal and defiant protesters’ making ‘insulting personal verbal attacks on officers’. Spouses and children of cops in Ferguson, Missouri, have received assault and death threats after the shooting of Michael Brown.
Protesters in Ferguson have been threatening to rape the wives of front line police and kill their children during the latest clashes, the wife of one officer has claimed.
The unnamed woman said that her husband has been ‘screamed at’ as he faced off with the angry crowds amid heightened tensions in the suburb of St Louis, Missouri.
She told Fox 2 News that they threatened a home invasion in an apparent attempt to provoke the officers.
The wife claimed the protesters said: ‘We’re going to go to your house. ‘We`re going to rape your wives then we`re going to kill them and we`re going to kill your children’.
The allegations comes after many police officers’ families in Ferguson, Missouri, were reported to be in hiding or running from town amid death and assault threats.
One police wife told KTVI that she’s received threats over the phone and she’s been paranoid for her and her young daughter’s safety ever since.