ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – In an exclusive interview with CBS News, Michael Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, said she never experienced any tension with the Ferguson Police Department.
Her son, who was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer, was never in trouble with the police and did not have any negative interaction with police in Ferguson.
McSpadden said her son was 6’4″ and had this to say when asked if she felt fear played a role on the part of the officer:
“How could you be afeared by somebody that’s not even coming at you. How? There’s a lot of big men in here and I’m not afeared.”
McSpadden said she is frustrated with the pace of the investigation, and no one from law enforcement has called to explain anything.
“We don’t know what happened. We don’t know what happened. We only hear what they’re saying. And everything that I’ve seen is loops and holes and missing pieces,” she said.
Nothing can excuse what police did to her son, McSpadden added.
She had a message for the officer who shot and killed her son:
“You know what I would say to him? The same thing I would say to my son if he did something wrong and he know he did something wrong. You take your punishment. And if you a man, you stand up, you be a man, you say, ‘I was wrong.'”
McSpadden is again calling for calm and for the Department of Justice to take over the investigation.
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