Where Forensics Found Michael Brown’s Blood Corroborates Officer Wilson’s Account Rea

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    WASHINGTON — The police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., two months ago has told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as he struggled over his gun with Mr. Brown, according to government officials briefed on the federal civil rights investigation into the matter.

    The officer, Darren Wilson, has told the authorities that during the scuffle, Mr. Brown reached for the gun. It was fired twice in the car, according to forensics tests performed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The first bullet struck Mr. Brown in the arm; the second bullet missed.

    The forensics tests showed Mr. Brown’s blood on the gun, as well as on the interior door panel and on Officer Wilson’s uniform. Officer Wilson told the authorities that Mr. Brown had punched and scratched him repeatedly, leaving swelling on his face and cuts on his neck.

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    This is the first public account of Officer Wilson’s testimony to investigators, but it does not explain why, after he emerged from his vehicle, he fired at Mr. Brown multiple times. It contradicts some witness accounts, and it will not calm those who have been demanding to know why an unarmed man was shot a total of six times. Mr. Brown’s death continues to fuel anger and sometimes-violent protests.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/18/us/ferguson-case-officer-is-said-to-cite-struggle.html?_r=1
     
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    Forensic tests have found the blood of Michael Brown on the gun, uniform and police cruiser belonging to Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot the unarmed teen two months ago in Ferguson, Missouri, The New York Times reported.
    The revelation, provided by unnamed government officials familiar with a federal civil rights investigation, marked the first public account of Wilson's testimony to investigators, but it immediately drew suspicion and anger from leading activists who portended an ominous reaction from Brown supporters.
    Angela Whitman, a Ferguson resident who was among activists meeting with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder there in August, found the newspaper account of Wilson's testimony "so hard to believe."
    She said the report addressed only the initial encounter and not the subsequent fatal shooting, when some witnesses said Brown was surrendering with his hands up. But police said Wilson shot Brown after the teen attacked him and tried to take his gun.

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/18/justice/michael-brown-darren-wilson-account/index.html
     
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    That pretty well matches the first report I heard way back when.
     
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    I had made a comment in August about the real possibility that Michael Browns fingerprints might be found on Officer Wilson's pistol. But now his own blood on the weapon is even more evidence against him.

    The decision will be rendered before the month is out I believe. What a fire storm will erupt when Officer Wilson will be found not guilty. I hope some homes and businesses have some contingency plans to evacuate.

    I was speaking about the Michael Brown case with a 25 year old Chinese Banker teller. He's up to speed on the situation amazingly.
     

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