We know exactly what happened to Mike Brown.
Mike Brown had no weapon.
Multiple Witnesses agree the
Mike Brown execution was avoidable.
Mike Brown was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson in broad daylight on a hot Saturday afternoon in Ferguson, Missouri. Consequently, eyewitnesses were standing at virtually every angle to observe exactly what happened that day. Seven have come forward publicly. Many gave interviews in the immediate aftermath of the shooting on Canfield Drive.
“When he stepped foot on that street, the officer told him to stop again, and he fired three shots…When he (Brown) got hit, he staggered like, ‘Oh,’ and his body moved. Then he looked down…His hands were up like this (he gestures with arms out to the side and palms upward), and he was looking at the officer and was coming toward him trying to keep his feet and stand up. The officer took a few steps back and yelled, ‘Stop,’ again, and Michael was trying to stay on his feet…He was 20 to 25 feet from officer, and after he started staggering, he (Wilson) let off four more rounds. As he was firing those last rounds, Michael was on his way down. We were thinking, ‘Oh my God, oh my God, brother, stop, stop.’ He was already on his way down when he fired those last shots.”
An independent autopsy of police brutality victim Mike Brown seemed to confirm eyewitness testimony that he was executed while attempting to surrender to officer Darren Wilson.
The family hired Dr. Michael M. Baden, a well respected forensic pathologist, to do a second examination of their son, because they did not want to depend on the police and government agencies to investigate themselves.
“The Brown family wanted to have this autopsy performed on their behalf because they did not know whether the federal officials were going to conduct their own independent autopsy, and they did not want to be left having to rely on the autopsy done by the St. Louis law enforcement agencies ‒ the same individuals they feel are responsible for executing their son in broad daylight. So therefore, that is why they begged and pleaded to have an independent autopsy done,” Benjamin Crump, the lead attorney for the Brown family told reporters.
The autopsy found that the 18-year-old boy was struck with 6 bullets. The bullet that likely ended his life came through the top of his head and exited from his eye, could indicate that he was on his knees with his hands up, facing the officer as he was shot.
“What does this preliminary autopsy tell us? It verifies that the witness accounts were true, that he was shot multiple times and it’s going to be one of those things that we have to get all the witness statements out and look at all the autopsies, all the evidence, to put this picture together,” Crump said.
Daryl Parks, another attorney representing the Brown family, said that there is “ample evidence” to arrest the officer responsible.