Police Release Surveillance Video: Michael Brown Was Allegedly Involved in Robbery Before Fatal Shooting

A news conference was held this morning regarding the Michael Brown case. Brown and his purported accomplice, Dorian Johnson, allegedly stole some cigars from a convenience store just before Noon on Saturday. It could be easily presumed that this was the reason for police being dispatched to the area.

Sandrarose.com reports:

Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson released the name of Michael Brown’s killer in a press conference this morning. The officer’s name is Darren Wilson.

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Jackson also released surveillance camera images from a convenience store where Brown is suspected of stealing cigars prior to being shot and killed by Wilson.

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The surveillance camera footage shows a black male confronting a store clerk on Saturday just before noon. The store clerk apparently called 911 to report the robbery. A Ferguson police officer who responded to the robbery identified Brown as the suspect. According to the police report, Wilson used his patrol unit to block Brown, 18, and Dorian Johnson, 22, who were walking in the street at the nearby Canfield Green apartments.

According to the police version, a scuffle ensued between Brown and Wilson, who fired a shot from inside the patrol car. Wilson exited his patrol unit and fired at Brown and Johnson as they fled. According to witnesses, Wilson repeatedly fired at Brown multiple times after he fell to his knees and held his arms in the air to show he wasn’t armed.

Infowars is reporting:

The accusation was made as police released the name of the officer involved in the incident, Darren Wilson. Citizens at the news conference reacted angrily when police accused Brown in the robbery of a store.

An information packet released by police details the robbery of Swisher Sweet cigars by Brown and the assault of an individual at a convenience store.

The event allegedly occurred just before noon on August 9.

It should also be noted that Hacker Group Anonymous released information yesterday about the officer involved and, if the newly released information is factual, the group has implicated the wrong officer.

So does this new information change your opinion of the Michael Brown case in any way?

My personal thoughts are that a lot of headaches might have been avoided by announcing that Michael Brown was a suspect in a local robbery. It might have dampened tempers significantly. It seems rather odd that the information should be released six days later.

There might have still been some cases of rioters and looters, but I would think the scope of the situation would have been drastically reduced.


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