ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Attorneys for Michael Brown’s parents are reacting to police radio calls from the day their son was shot and killed by Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson. The police dispatch recordings were obtained by St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The new recordings have not changed the family’s opinion about how the Ferguson police department responded that fateful day.
Mike Brown Jr’s parents returned to St. Louis Friday night. Before they or their lawyers were aware the St. Louis Post Dispatch released Ferguson police radio calls and surveillance video of Officer Darren Wilson who fired the fatal shots. The family’s attorney noted, “From the video released today it would appear the initial descriptions of his (Officer Wilson’s) injuries were exaggerated.”
The Post-Dispatch sought Ferguson police calls from August 9th under Missouri’s Sunshine law. You can hear descriptions of a suspect wanted for a stealing at the Ferguson Market on West Florissant. Within a few minutes the search for two suspects is focused on Canfield drive where Wilson arrived first.
“We have reported on a source basis that he didn’t immediately recognize these guys as the suspects everybody was looking for when he first encountered them. It was after Mike Brown walked by with the Swisher Sweet cigars in his hand that he puts two and two together and that`s when he makes that radio call.” said Post Dispatch Reporter Robert Patrick.
Five minutes after Officer Wilson’s initial call we hear an unidentified officer say this, “Get us several more units over here. There`s gonna be a problem.”
The Brown family attorneys reacted saying, “The audio clearly demonstrates that the initial interaction with the officer and Brown had nothing to do with the incident at the convenience store.” (read more)