Parents Of Mike Brown Release Statement Following Robbery Reports
If you’ve had the opportunity to turn on the news today, chances are you heard the Ferguson Police Department name Mike Brown as a suspect in a robbery that’s alleged to have occurred before his death—although details surrounding the alleged incident seem extremely sketchy at this time. You probably also heard that Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson has finally identified the cop who shot Brown as Darren Wilson. In response to these recent developments, the grieving parents of the college-bound teen, Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden, have released a statement through their attorney, Benjamin Crump, who tweeted it out. Their full statement reads:
“Michael Brown’s family is beyond outraged at the devious way the police chief has chosen to disseminate piece mil information in a manner intended to assassinate the character of their son, following such a brutal assassination of his person in broad daylight.
There is nothing based on the facts that have been placed before us that can justify the execution style murder of their child by this police officer as he held his hands up, which is the universal sign of surrender.
The prolonged release of the officer’s name and then the subsequent alleged information regarding a robbery is the reason why the family and the local community have such distrust for the local law enforcement agencies.
It is no way transparent to release the still photographs alleged to be Michael Brown and refuse to release the photographs of the officer that executed him.
The police strategy of attempting to blame the victim will not divert our attention, from being focused on the autopsy, ballistics report and the trajectory of the bullets that caused Michael’s death and will demonstrate to the world this brutal execution of an unarmed teenager.”
Benjamin L Crump, Esq.
Anthony D. Gray, Esq.
Daryl D. Parks, Esq.”
We continue to send our prayers to Mike’s family during this difficult time.