Yesterday Ferguson police shooter Jeffrey Williams’ attorney, Jerryl Christmas, made the claim that his client was beaten by Saint Louis Police during his arrest. Attorney Christmas, and Ferguson protest leader, Bishop Derrick Robinson, have now both made that claim.
As noted in the Saint Louis media:
[…] “Jerryl Christmas, also claimed that Williams was beaten during the arrest, a claim that police deny”.
[…] “Christmas said Williams had bruises on his back, neck and face as well as a knot on the back of his head, allegedly from the butt of an officer’s gun”. (link)
However, we have uncovered media video taken by KMOV on the night of the shooting which clearly shows Jeffrey Williams in a fight directly in front of the police department.
The video shows clearly Jeffrey Williams fighting with a large heavyset black male (grey hoodie), and getting hit numerous times during the fight.
This appears to be the direct source of any bruising – NOT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT:
Williams wearing blue jeans, blue sneakers and long sleeve denim (appearance) shirt. His opponent -much larger- wearing a grey hoodie style sweatshirt over a ball cap. The larger protestor strikes at, and hits, Williams several times. One of the more severe blows to the right side of Williams jaw/cheek. (*suggest you watch the video in full screen)
CNN has tried to also claim to see bruising on the right cheekbone of Mr. Williams as indicated by their highlighting this picture during CNN panel discussion.
It is obvious from the video the bruising highlighted by CNN, if any, is from this blow:
Actually young Mr. Williams took quite a few blows from the much larger opponent. However, he was fortunate that most of them missed.
The raw feed video (original source) is HERE
So we now know Jeffrey Williams was at the protest.
We know he was in a fight at the protest, and we also have video of him driving specifically back to the road (Tiffin) in front of the police station – with footage showing his car arrival 27 seconds prior to the shots being fired.
We call that video “The 27 Seconds”. You can see it outlined HERE.
Will the media avoid this evidence like they did the Canfield Greens evidence we discovered during the Mike Brown shooting aftermath?
We’ll soon see.