WATCH: Iowa Woman’s Vicious, Racist Assault On Black Reporter Caught On Video

KCCI reporter Emmy Victor was covering an officer-involved shooting, which took place in Boone, Iowa, when she was verbally assaulted by a racist white woman. The woman’s entire vicious tirade was caught on camera.

As KCCI reports here, Victor and another reporter were covering the officer-involved shooting of 28-year-old Michael Disbrowe at the Greenwood Mobile Home park in Boone, when the incident took place.

As Victor attempted to cover the story, a white woman dressed in a tee-shirt and sweatpants suddenly flew at her. Victor can be seen backing away, as the woman shoves her finger in the reporter’s face, screeching “Get out of here you stupid fucking nigger.”

The reporter keeps her cool as the woman continues to verbally assault and threaten her.

“Get the fuck outta here,” she shouts. “One… You’re gonna start going down,” she says storming back towards her a second time.

When Victor tells the woman she needs to leave before the police are called, she rages, “You gonna shoot me too?”

The woman storms away, knocking the cameraman’s tripod over as she goes.

According to the station, the racist hate-spewing woman is the mother of the man shot by police that night.

Witnesses report that Michael Disbrowe was threatening residents of the trailer park with a gun on June 27, when police were called to the scene.

A neighbor, Patty Webb, told the Des Moines Register that she heard “a man and woman screaming and cussing at each other.” Webb called 911 after hearing gunshots.

After police arrived on the scene, Webb says she and other residents were ordered to stay inside their own homes.

Webb told reporters:

“(The police) begged him for 20 minutes, ‘Please put the gun down,’ and he wouldn’t.”

It wasn’t until Disbrowe raised his arm and pointed the gun directly at police that the officers opened fire.

While Disbrowe’s mother was understandably distraught over the shooting, that in no way should excuse the vicious, racist assault she directed at the reporter.

In a statement following the incident, KCCI General Manager Brian Sather said:

“The safety of our crews is critically important as they cover stories affecting our communities. This morning Emmy and Zach demonstrated the utmost professionalism in the face of a very difficult, emotionally-charged situation.”


Here’s the video courtesy of KCCI via YouTube.

Image credit: video screen capture KCCI