Details from the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a St. Louis police officer remain murky. After much criticism from both residents and reporters for the delay, Ferguson police waited 10 days after Brown’s death for a supervisor’s approval and have released the incident report, which contains no new information.
Last week, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson said the unarmed Brown was a suspect in an “attempted robbery” and revealed that the cop involved in the shooting was named Darren Wilson. He later said that the shooting and robbery were unrelated, and that Brown was stopped for walking in the middle of the street. Brown’s then autopsy revealed that he had been shot at least six times.
President Barack Obama also took to the podium this week, saying that the Department of Justice was conducting an independent, civil rights investigation into the matter. A grand jury has begun meeting to decide whether or not to bring charges against Wilson.
The funeral for Michael Brown will be held on Monday (Aug. 25).