St. Louis Post-Dispatch crime reporter is tweeting Ferguson updates while on leave

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter:

Her eyebrow-raising tweet:

The crime writer on maternity leave was mocked in the replies. Example: “@ChristineDByers needs to stop being a steno and start being a reporter.”

Colin Campbell got this statement from Post-Dispatch editor Gilbert Bailon: “Christine Byers is a police reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch who has been on FMLA leave since March. She is not involved in the Ferguson coverage while she is on leave. Her tweets are personal.”