Saturday, October 25, 2014

Evidence supports officer’s account of shooting in Ferguson

Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson and Michael Brown fought for control of the officer’s gun, and Wilson fatally shot the unarmed teenager after he moved toward the officer as they faced off in the street, according to interviews, news accounts and the full report of the St. Louis County autopsy of Brown’s body.

Because Wilson is white and Brown was black, the case has ignited intense debate over how police interact with African American men. But more than a half-dozen unnamed black witnesses have provided testimony to a St. Louis County grand jury that largely supports Wilson’s account of events of Aug. 9, according to several people familiar with the investigation who spoke with The Washington Post.

More:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/new-evidence-supports-officers-account-of-shooting-in-ferguson/2014/10/22/cf38c7b4-5964-11e4-bd61-346aee66ba29_story.html

Related:
 
Attorney General Holder ‘exasperated’ by Ferguson grand jury leaks, source says
 
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. has told Justice Department lawyers that he is “exasperated” with leaks emerging from the grand jury involved in investigating the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, according to a Justice official.
Holder referred to the leaks as a “selective flow of information,” and characterized them as “inappropriate and troubling.”

The leaked information all appeared to support the case of Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., officer who shot the unarmed Brown.

More:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/attorney-general-holder-exasperated-by-ferguson-grand-jury-leaks-source-says/2014/10/23/11bf3bfa-5ae5-11e4-8264-deed989ae9a2_story.html

 
 
 

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