St. Louis alderman Antonio French has been a regular presence in Ferguson, Missouri, in recent days as protests over the police killing of Michael Brown have been ongoing. Tonight, BuzzFeed's Joel Anderson reports, French was arrested.
More details emerged later.
The wife of @AntonioFrench said he's being booked now. He was apparently arrested for getting out of his car against officers' wishes— Joel D. Anderson (@blackink12) August 14, 2014
French is still in custody.
French represents Ward 21 in St. Louis. Ward 21 is about 5 miles away from the city of Ferguson.
Earlier, police in Ferguson arrested a Washington Post reporter and a Huffington Post reporter for taking too long to leave a McDonald's.
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