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Officer Wilson Was Badly Beaten Before Shooting Brown

From Fox News:

Missouri cop was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown, says source

By Hollie McKay | August 20, 2014

Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of Michael Brown touched off more than a week of demonstrations, suffered severe facial injuries, including an orbital (eye socket) fracture, and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown moments before firing his gun, a source close to the department’s top brass told FoxNews.com.

“The Assistant (Police) Chief took him to the hospital, his face all swollen on one side,” said the insider. “He was beaten very severely.”

So how come this information withheld?

According to the well-placed source, Wilson was coming off another case in the neighborhood on Aug. 9 when he ordered Michael Brown and his friend Dorain [sic] Johnson to stop walking in the middle of the road because they were obstructing traffic. However, the confrontation quickly escalated into physical violence, the source said.

“They ignored him and the officer started to get out of the car to tell them to move," the source said. "They shoved him right back in, that’s when Michael Brown leans in and starts beating Officer Wilson in the head and the face."

At that point, the source told FoxNews.com, the 6-foot-4, 292-pound Brown charged Wilson, prompting the officer to fire at least six shots at him, including the fatal bullet that penetrated the top of Brown’s skull, according to an independent autopsy conducted at the request of Brown’s family.

The source claims that there is "solid proof" that there was a struggle between Brown and Wilson for the policeman’s firearm, resulting in the gun going off – although it still remains unclear at this stage who pulled the trigger. Brown started to walk away according to the account, prompting Wilson to draw his gun and order him to freeze. Brown, the source said, raised his hands in the air, and turned around saying, "What, you’re going to shoot me?"

All of which seems to comport with what the caller ‘Josie’ told a talk radio show.

Wilson suffered a fractured eye socket in the fracas, and was left dazed by the initial confrontation, the source said. He is now "traumatized, scared for his life and his family, injured and terrified" that a grand jury, which began hearing evidence on Wednesday, will "make some kind of example out of him," the source said…

Who can blame him?

A spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, citing the ongoing investigation, declined late Wednesday to say whether Wilson required medical treatment following the altercation.

For heaven’s sake, why?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Thursday, August 21st, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Officer Wilson Was Badly Beaten Before Shooting Brown”

  1. mr_bill

    Just to re-cap: we’ve gone from “choir boy on his way home from church” to felony robbery suspect fleeing the scene with stolen goods.

    We’ve gone from “hands-up don’t shoot” to charging at the officer at full sprint.

    We’ve gone from “little angel” to Big Mike at 6′ 4″ and 300 lbs.

    We’ve gone from “no provocation whatsoever” to beating Wilson causing a skull fracture.

    We’ve gone from “35 feet away” to trying to take the officer’s weapon and a round being discharged inside the vehicle during the fight.

    Of course, if these facts had been reported from the beginning, there wouldn’t be any reason for shopping sprees looting and rioting.


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