Leaks of information in the investigation into the shooting death of Michael Brown are drawing criticism from both attorneys for the officer involved in the shooting and St. Louis County's top elected official. Attorneys for Ferguson officer Darren Wilson said Thursday that they are not responsible for the leaks and that any commentary should only come in a legal venue, not through the media, while the investigation continues.
Paradise Post, Thu, Oct 23 2014 @ 07:21 PM
St. Louis County Police say about 200 people were protesting late Wednesday and early Thursday outside of Ferguson police headquarters. Police spokesman Brian Schellman says protesters knocked over barricades, blocked traffic and threw rocks and bottles at police.
KFVS12, Thu, Oct 23 2014 @ 03:10 PM
Police in Ferguson, Missouri, committed human rights abuses as they sought to quell mostly peaceful protests that erupted after an officer killed an unarmed black teenager, an international human rights organization said in a report released on Friday. The Amnesty International report said law enforcement officers should be investigated by U.S. authorities for the abuses, which occurred during weeks of racially charged protests that erupted after white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, 18, on Aug. 9. The use by law enforcement of rubber bullets, tear gas and heavy military equipment and restrictions placed on peaceful protesters all violated international standards, the group said.
Reuters, Fri, Oct 24 2014 @ 12:08 AM
"Insult on top of injury." That is the reaction from Benjamin Crump, attorney for the Michael Brown family, regarding recent leaks about the St. Louis County grand jury investigation.
KOB-TV, Thu, Oct 23 2014 @ 12:38 PM
Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown after they fought for control of the officer's gun and after Brown moved toward Wilson 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.
The Washington Post, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 02:15 PM