Michael Brown's Father Calls For Case To Be Reopened 5 Years After Shooting

Michael Brown Sr. is holding a press conference on Friday to demand the county prosecutor re-open the investigation.

Ferguson, MO – Michael Brown’s father is planning to ask the St. Louis County Prosecutor’s Office to re-open his son’s case Friday, on the fifth anniversary of his son’s death.

The incident that led to Brown’s shooting began when he and his friend, Dorian Johnson, committed a strongarm robbery of a neighborhood convenience store on Aug. 9, 2014, according to the Los Angeles Times when the U.S. Department of Justice released its report.

Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson saw the pair walking down the middle of Canfield Drive.

He was unaware they had just committed a robbery and told them to get out of the street.

Then Brown approached the police car and attacked Officer Wilson as the officer sat in his car.

The officer and Brown struggled through the window of the police car, and Brown tried to take his gun.

Officer Wilson shot Brown in the hand, and Brown and Johnson fled.

But then Brown turned and charged back towards Officer Wilson and was shot.

Johnson put out a false narrative after the officer-involved shooting that claimed Brown had his hands up and was running away when Officer Wilson shot him.

An investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) proved otherwise, and Johnson eventually recanted, but not before Black Lives Matter launched its cause on the back of misreporting that initially followed the Brown shooting.

“Hands up, don’t shoot” became the rallying cry of hundreds of protesters who rioted and burned Ferguson, and then several other cities, since Brown’s death.

Officer Wilson was cleared of wrongdoing by a St. Louis County grand jury and a DoJ investigation under President Barack Obama’s administration.

The federal investigation concluded that the evidence supported Officer Wilson’s claim that he was acting in self-defense and that Brown was attacking him when the officer opened fire, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Brown’s father, Michael Brown Sr., announced on Sunday that he would be holding a press conference at the St. Louis County Justice Center on Aug. 9 to ask that the investigation into his son’s death be re-opened, KSDK reported.

“On this 5-year anniversary, I will be asking for [St. Louis County Prosecutor] Wesley Bell to reopen this case or obtain a prosecutor [to see if they can] investigate the information and see if it can go forward on reopening,” Brown Sr. told KTVI.

He said that racial justice advocates and national leaders will be standing beside him at his press conference to support his request.

The request to re-open the case appears to be based solely on emotion rather than fact as no new information has come to light since the DoJ investigation concluded.

Brown’s father relived the experience of finding out about his son’s death as he stood beside a memorial plaque embedded in the sidewalk near where Michael Brown died on Canfield Drive to talk to reporters.

“Hearing bad news like that or any type of new like that just had me in like a tunnel. I just needed to get here,” Brown Sr. recalled. “I come to see a crowd of people out here and I still didn’t really know that it was him, but it became a reality.”

He said that his son’s death isn’t over for his family.

“It’s definitely is still a struggle. The family is still going through a few things with pain and trying to go forward. Every day is different,” Brown’s father told KTVI.

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killer93
killer93

Let it go dad, let it go! Its over

observer1
observer1

I'm thinking this is a "set up", a prearranged done deal. Possibly the new black prosecutor is looking for free P.R. because his has higher ambitions and he is using Brown's father for his ambition. If he brings charges against the poor officer it will become a textbook "kangaroo court" complete with a "hand picked" judge and jury and who's going to stop the charade? There will be fleets of national media satellite trucks and legions of leftists activists. I can even see Beto showing up and waving his arms and doing what he does best - lying - along with Biden, and maybe Harris. For these professional liars the free time before the cameras will be a blessing straight from their powerful and invisible god (little g).

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Ghetto lottery, plain and simple. Better than spending money to go gambling........He was a thug before he was shot, fought with the police officer and got shot. He did it to himself.......end of story. Great job Daddy.....did you support him growing up or just want a payout. You were a poor example for him considering his demise. A pic of a grad. picture he still looks "baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad". sick. Yeah, if he was white I'd say the same thing. He did the wrong thing, all he had to do was listen and comply and he would be around.

Bigdaddydeuce
Bigdaddydeuce

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. The lack of parenting is the root of this entire incident. Sadly the officer who did nothing wrong, had to resign and move because of death threats.

cw6371
cw6371

Ummmm NOOO!!!

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

Nice family. If the family truly cared about him, they would have recognized his propensity to bully people, gotten him help for the problem and would have either managed him by keeping him at home, or by placing him in some sort of group home. This is simply about money. PERIOD

bulletbaron
bulletbaron

Must need more money, BLM won't send him anymore!

Sgt Rock
Sgt Rock

Go print some more 'Gentle Giant' tee shirts and sell them on the corner.

pr9383
pr9383

Nope! Instead of raking through ashes of a none event, let's give 5 years back pay to the poor policeman who got dragged down by this guy's thug kid. It'll take far less time and money.

Bill S
Bill S

Sounds like an invitation for Al Sharpton to show up and start another Obama sale at the local businesses.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

LunaMay "hopefully, black America can wake up"

LunaMay .....yes, its a nice thought..... but if they could they would. These problems are complex and involve culture change, changes of mindset , ethics, values, morals.etc. Much of what Det. Kimble mentions has continued for decades. Not even one of the current political candidates from either political party are even discussing these issues. If the black community is unwilling or unable to discuss these issues ......and the issues are not even being discussed by Politicians......or discussed by Theologians then "Black America waking up" is highly unlikely to happen in our lifetimes. The most important statement made by Det. Kimble is "There will be no solution to the problems afflicting black America until more blacks recognize that the issues plaguing our community are ultimately self-inflicted." IE- the black community is doing the harm and long term damages to themselves. If someone were to discuss this aspect with members of the community few would have an idea of what you are talking about. Solutions? IMHO the solutions begin with a willingness to have the ongoing difficult honest non PC discussions throughout this country. Throwing money at the problems wont work. Until these discussions begin this is a never ending cycle.The willingness to have these discussions are the genesis of where the problem resolution begins. There also needs to be a willingness for the black community to face that they have serious problems and many of those problems and any potential solutions need to come from within their own community.

flybynight
flybynight

He's dead Jim. 🙄