Darren Wilson, the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson in August told investigators he was pinned down by Brown as they struggled over his gun. Wilson said Brown reached for the gun and it was fired twice inside the car.
Forensic tests by the FBI concluded that the ‘gun was fired twice in the car’. One bullet struck Brown in the arm and the other missed.
Mr. Brown’s ‘blood was found on the gun’, on ‘the interior door panel’ and on ‘Wilson’s uniform’.
Wilson told authorities that Brown punched and scratched him leaving ‘swelling on his face and cuts on his neck’.
It contradicts some witnesses accounts that claim Wilson was the aggressor but it does not explain why Wilson fired at Brown several times after he left his vehicle. Reports, allegedly from Wilson, say he thought Brown was coming at him again. All bullets were fired from the front, not the back as some eye witnesses claimed.
Wilson testified at the Grand Jury and his testimony might go to state of mind.
Officers are given extra latitude which they need to have to do their jobs.
The officials said that while the federal investigation was continuing, the evidence so far did not support civil rights charges against Officer Wilson. To press charges, the Justice Department would need to clear a high bar, proving that Officer Wilson willfully violated Mr. Brown’s civil rights when he shot him.
Some Ferguson rioters/protesters are ‘discouraged’ and claim the ‘entire nation will burn.’ These are the people the Obama administration is solidly behind.
These are some of the tweets from Operation Ferguson:
Source: NY Times, Twitchy, and Twitter