Some surprising new information has come out about the shooting of unarmed Ferguson 18-year old Michael Brown, in a civil suit against police officer Darren Wilson. First, as Wesley Lowery describes in his Washington Post article, Wilson admitted he and other officers used racial slurs to refer to African Americans.
But more importantly, one of the claims Wilson made in order to justify shooting Brown 10 times was that Brown had reached into Wilson’s police car and tried to grab his gun. Wilson’s civil suit testimony makes it very clear that this claim was simply… a lie. He admits now that it never happened, and that in fact his holster was designed to prevent this from happening.
Ashley Yates posted a comparison of Wilson’s claim at the time, and the admission contained in the new testimony.
left: Darren Wilson testimony circulated in 2014
right: Darren Wilson's 2016 responses to civil suit case questions pic.twitter.com/1cPIYFrYin
— ashley yates (@brownblaze) March 15, 2017
Here’s the full PDF document of Wilson’s testimony. It’s difficult not to conclude that a serious miscarriage of justice took place when he was not charged with any crimes in the shooting, when his main excuse for using deadly force is now admitted to be false.
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