Ferguson Police Release Name Of Officer Who Shot Michael Brown
The Ferguson, Mo., police department on Friday identified the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager. That action prompted protests which have besieged the town.
Police Chief Thomas Jackson identified Darren Wilson as the officer, a man who has been on the force for six years and has had no disciplinary action against him..
It’s taken three days for the police to release the name of the officer involved in the shooting death.
According to eyewitnesses, Brown’s hands were in the air when he was shot down.
This announcement comes just after an account linked with Anonymous released who they said was the name of the officer in question, however, that name is incorrect.
A second batch of information came through via a pastebin which incorrectly named who they thought was the officer.
“Hands in the air” has become a symbol in the protests and again last evening during the National Moment of Silence which took place in 90 cities across America.