Navy sailor caught in uniform screaming at police officer during protest

Last month, violent protests erupted after a police officer shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott -requiring the National Guard to be deployed.

A U.S Navy Petty Officer Third Class is being accused of participating in the protests in Charlotte -while in uniform- after a video surfaced on social media.

Shamari Baker, a Navy reservist, is said to be the man who can be seen wearing Navy fatigues with no head gear and out-of-regulation facial hair.

According to his LinkedIn page, he served in the Navy Reserves for seven years and left service in 2014.


In the video he shouts, “FFG-59 USS Kaufman. You look at the image. I swear to God the first picture to pop up, its mine. I promise” while inches from a police officer in riot gear.

“We are the ones that wear flak jackets,” he said.

If the man in the video is still a Sailor, he could be subject to a court martial for his actions because protesting in uniform is a violation of UCMJ.

In 2006, a military jury found a Navy chaplain guilty of disobeying an order by appearing in uniform at a White House protest. He was given a formal reprimand and forfeiture of pay at the rate of $250 a month for 12 months.

Related: Sailor claims Navy revoked security clearance after she disrespected flag

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