August 27, 2014 10:30 pm -

Several hours after Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, a police dog handler let his dog urinate on a memorial which had been created on the street where the unarmed teenager fell, according to Mother Jones. The police also crushed the flowers Michael Brown’s mother left on the spot where her son was killed.

[su_center_ad]The incident was related to me separately by three state and local officials who worked with the community in the immediate aftermath of the shooting. One confirmed that he interviewed an eyewitness, a young woman, and pressed her on what exactly she saw. “She said that the officer just let the dog pee on it,” that official told me. “She was very distraught about it.” The identity of the officer who handled the dog and the agency he was with remain unclear.

The day brought other indignities for Brown’s family, and the community. Missouri state Rep. Sharon Pace, whose district includes the neighborhood where the shooting occurred, told me she went to the scene that afternoon to comfort the parents, who were blocked by police from approaching their son’s body. Pace purchased some tea lights for the family, and around 7 p.m. she joined Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, and others as they placed the candles and sprinkled flowers on the ground where Brown had died. “They spelled out his initials with rose petals over the bloodstains,” Pace recalled.

By then, police had prohibited all vehicles from entering Canfield Drive except for their own. Soon the candles and flowers had been smashed, after police drove over them.

“That made people in the crowd mad,” Pace said, “and it made me mad.” Some residents began walking in front of police vehicles at the end of the block to prevent them from driving in.

A spokesperson for the St. Louis County Police told Mother Jones that the department was unaware of these incidents.

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Via: Slate

Image: AP

Featured Image: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

6 responses to Ferguson Police Officer Let Dog Urinate on Michael Brown Memorial On The Day He Was Killed

  1. granpa.usthai August 28th, 2014 at 1:56 am

    Hopefully, LL is blocked in North Korea. A fully dressed out German Shepard would be roughly 70 lbs or so? X 4 = 280 quarter pounders?

  2. Joe Evony August 28th, 2014 at 4:37 am

    Nice police, to serve and protect?

  3. Larry Schmitt August 28th, 2014 at 6:31 am

    That’s just gratuitous meanness. Are they trying to make themselves look as bad as possible?

    • Tammy Minton Haley August 28th, 2014 at 1:42 pm

      they really have, haven’t they? from the get-go, from the very beginning…unbelievable…

  4. Paul August 28th, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Attitude problem and abuses of authority? What attitude problem and abuses of authority?

  5. liberalMD August 29th, 2014 at 4:18 am

    Young black and Hispanic rebellious males in the St. Louis area are recruited into the street gangs; young white rebellious males in the St. Louis area are apparently recruited onto the police department.