New radio calls reveal short and fatal encounter in Brown shooting

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Video surveillance and radio calls reveal new details in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

According to KTVI, the police dispatch radio calls obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch show that the interaction that ended in Brown’s death happened over about 90 seconds.

The records were obtained under Missouri’s Sunshine Law, and includes surveillance video of officer Darren Wilson leaving and returning to the Ferguson police station after the fatal shooting of Brown on Saturday August 9th, 2014.

Wilson left the station in a T-shirt about two hours after the shooting to go to the hospital.

He returned to the station two and a half hours later.

Wilson was working not far from where the incident would occur. He was  responding to a sick baby call when a Ferguson police dispatcher reported a, “Stealing in progress.”

The dispatcher described the suspect as a “black male in a white T-shirt,” who had stolen a box of Swisher cigars. About four minutes later, more details were added: red Cardinals hat, a white T-shirt, yellow socks and khaki shorts, and was accompanied by another man.

Sources told the Post-Dispatch that Wilson told authorities that he told Brown and his friend, Dorian Johnson, 22, not to walk down the middle of the street. As they kept walking, Wilson then realized that Brown matched the description of the suspect in the stealing call.

Wilson called for backup and pursued Brown on foot.

Multiple shots were fired after Wilson claimed that Brown charged at him.

According to the Post-Dispatch, Wilson told authorities that he called, “Shot fired…send all cars” on his radio, but during the struggle with Brown, his radio had been jarred and the channel changed.

The Post-Dispatch was unable to locate any broadcast of the alleged call, which could possibly mean it was never transmitted.

A grand jury decision in the deadly shooting of Brown could come at any time.


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  • Dorothy Goldsmith

    What a horrible statement, this has nothing to do with a policeman who, failed to serve his official duty to uphold the law, stealing in what form denotes death, in it;s most crude form it may suggest, loosing a hand or imprisonment community service. The parent like you have their own fault and short coming, which may be recorded, in the book of good and ethical citizens, you bare the brunt of being a crude and horrible sense of JUDGEMENT which you have not right but know it means nothing until you have lost the life given you on this planet.

  • Zebra Stripes

    “New radio calls” indeed. Obviously the fix is in because this is nothing like the original statements from the police at the time. The official statement was Wilson had no idea Brown was wanted for an alleged crime. Now all of a sudden Wilson goes from giving a baby mouth-to-mouth and saving its life to getting a wanted felon off the streets. The B.S. is piling too high for it to be mere chance. No innocent cop is going to go running for his lawyer right away.

      • ZebraStripes

        Funny how the story has changed and doesn’t mention the lawyer anymore. The lawyer is from the police union, not the city. Wilson was supposedly beaten so bad he had a fractured eye socket. Now the story is he hung around for a lawyer, then went to the hospital.