Cop Who Shot Michael Brown Didn’t Know He Was A Robbery Suspect
It’s news to Officer Darren Wilson that Michael Brown was a robbery suspect.
[su_center_ad]Police Chief Thomas Jackson said that Brown and a friend were stopped “because they were walking down the middle of the street blocking traffic.”
Earlier in the day, police identified the officer who killed Brown as Darren Wilson, 28. They also released surveillance footage of the convenience store robbery, in which Brown was suspected of stealing a box of cigars and assaulting a clerk.
Brown’s family released a statement denouncing the police for smearing the teen’s name and blaming the victim. The statement described Brown’s death as a “brutal assassination” in broad daylight.
The police chief defended his decision to release the surveillance tape, saying that he was trying to satisfy the news media’s repeated requests for information.