Mike Brown’s Stepfather Responds To Riot Inciting Investigation

Stepfather of slain Ferguson teen Mike Brown, Louis Head, is under investigation by the city’s police. His reaction to the grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson was pointed to as inciting riots, as he exclaimed “Burn this motherfucker down” on the night is was announced.

In an exclusive statement to CNN, Head issued an apology for his emotional reaction, while also condemning police for attempting to place blame him for the far-reaching situation:

“I was so angry and full of raw emotions, as so many others were, and granted, I screamed out words that I shouldn’t have screamed in the heat of the moment. It was wrong, and I humbly apologize to all of those who read my pain and anger as a true desire for what I want for our community.

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But to place blame solely on me for the conditions of our community, and country, after the grand jury decision goes way too far and is as wrong as the decision itself. To declare a state of emergency and send a message of war, and not peace, before a grand jury decision was announced is also wrong.

In the end, I’ve lived in this community for a long time. The last thing I truly wanted was to see it go up in flames. In spite of my frustration, it really hurt to see that.”

Head is not likely to be brought up on charges, according to local officials.

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