Ferguson Police Chief: Officer Who Shot Michael Brown Didn’t Know About Robbery
Get Breaking News First
FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOX) – In a press conference on Friday afternoon, Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson said the officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown last weekend was not aware of the robbery.
This morning, in addition to naming Darren Wilson as the officer who shot Brown, police revealed that Brown was a suspect in a convenience store robbery over a $48.99 box of cigars.
Jackson said the officer stopped Michael Brown because he and a friend were walking down the street blocking traffic.
When asked why police released the surveillance video and robbery report if it was unrelated to the shooting, Jackson said they released it because of media requests.
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)
- Ferguson Unveils New Community Center
- ‘Ferguson Forward’ to Provide Early Childhood Education, Youth Jobs, College Scholarships
- Ferguson Protestors Seeking Tickets to Get Into Sunday Rams Game
- Holder Announces a Study of Racial Bias in Police Departments
- Dotson and Officers Preparing for Protestors at Weekend Games
- Rick Stream Distancing Himself from Campaign Troubles of Opponent