New York Times publishes officer’s account on shooting of Michael Brown
The New York Times published an account of the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. two months ago.
Officer Darren Wilson told civil rights investigators he was pinned in his vehicle and feared for his life as he struggled over his gun with Brown.
Two shots were fired in the car. One bullet his Brown in the arm; the second bullet missed.
Wilson also told investigators that Brown punched and scratched him repeatedly, which left swelling in his face and cuts on his neck.
This account contradicts some eye witness interviews and does not explain why Wilson shot Brown multiple times after emerging from the vehicle.
The missing piece of the timeline continues to fuel the anger of demonstrators.
According to KTVI, the New York Times sources say at this point there is not enough evidence to charge Wilson with violating brown’s civil rights, a charge where prosecutors have to meet a very high bar in court.
Read the full article from the New York Times here.