Skip to comments.Ferguson Chief Names Darren Wilson as Cop Who Shot Michael Brown
Posted on 08/15/2014 1:48:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
A six-year police veteran named Darren Wilson was identified Friday as the officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in a St. Louis suburb last weekend, touching off a week of sometimes violent protests and a military-style police response.
A police report made public Friday also revealed that the teen, Michael Brown, was suspected of stealing a box of cigars from a convenience store and assaulting a clerk minutes before the officer shot him to death.
Read the police report
Thomas Jackson, the police chief of Ferguson, Missouri, said later that the officer did not know Brown was a suspect in the robbery when he stopped Brown. Asked why Brown and a friend were stopped, the chief said: Because they were walking down the middle of the street blocking traffic.
The chief described Wilson, 28, as a distinguished policeman and a gentle, quiet man who was devastated by what happened. Wilson has been a policeman for six years, including on the Ferguson force. The chief declined to say where Wilson was or what security precautions had been taken for him....
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I have seen numerous reports the officer is an African-American.
There were 726 homicides committed in 2011 with hands, fists and feet.
Since I’m 6 foot, 340lbs, probably laugh at him.
Many considered my Daddy a big man at 6’2” 225-250, but there came a day my Daddy started carrying saying “I am to old to take an ass whoopen!”
“Unarmed” but not “unthreatening”.
Attempting to intimidate a sworn law officer armed with deadly weapon at the ready is challenging fate. Probably even more dangerous than train-dodging.
The kid was daring “suicide by cop”.
Interesting stuff in the police report:
Dorian Johnson says he hid, then ran after the shooting. He also previously said no one has interviewed him.
The police report says that he was interviewed at the scene and that he gave the name Michael Brown.
Can we ask Wilson’s race?
I’ve seen no verifiably accurate reports.
There is a Darren Wilson in the St Louis PD and another in the SC State Police. Their pics have been posted here, but they are not the officer involved in this.
Why does everyone keep referring to MB as a “kid” or “child”? 18 years old qualifies him as a “man” in my book and solidifies his ability to either serve his country in the military or go to the big boys slammer if needed. JMHO
So has Johnson been arrested?
* Why does everyone keep referring to MB as a kid or child? *
I think MSNBC refers to him as a cherub
Even calling him a “teenager” is misleading. The guy is, or was, eighteen, legally an adult. When I think of a teenager, I’m thinking a 14 or 15 year-old smart mouth.
Don’t know if this is true, but I saw on another thread that there is a black policeman with the same name, but the shooter is not that black man.
I guess that's a new politically correct way to say "fat"?