Posted on June 3, 2022

Media, Leftists Claim Police Shot Unarmed Pregnant Black Woman. Then Police Release Photo.

Ryan Saavedra, Daily Wire, June 2, 2022

Far-Left activists and some media organizations claimed that Kansas City police shot an unarmed pregnant black woman five times late last week—a claim that appeared to be be refuted by body camera images released by law enforcement.

Leonna M. Hale, 26, was charged with several counts, including unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon, and resisting arrest, the local prosecutor’s office said. Still images taken from video showed her brandishing a gun and defying police instructions.

“Video surveillance from body cameras showed Hale being told to drop the firearm and pointing it at the officers before the officers fired three shots,” Fox 4 reported. “One officer told investigators she feared that Hale was going to shoot her and she discharged her firearm one time. A second officer also told investigators that he believed Hale had a firearm pointed at him.”

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said in a statement on Wednesday that their “review of the investigation revealed the defendant, although she denied having a weapon at the time of the encounter with law enforcement officers, continually displayed a weapon during her encounter with police officers and also appeared to be attempting to flee.”


Baker blasted the “false narratives” that exploded on social media stemming from the false claims that the suspect was unarmed.