Monday, December 8, 2014

Key Interview Missing from Ferguson Documents

Along with the thousands of documents and transcripts of 24 witness interviews released after a grand jury decided not to indict a Ferguson police officer in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, a police interview with a key witness was not provided.

It is clear what is going on here. People clearly lie to get themselves out of trouble and police officers and prosecutor's are no exception.  Prosecutor Bob McCulloch has not released transcripts on some 40 witness interviews, including the transcript of the two-hour interview by the FBI and a county police detective with Brown’s friend Dorian Johnson. If there was nothing to hide Bob McCulloch would release the transcripts of the 24 witness interviews. Mr. McCulloch was adamant about how all of the eye witnesses' accounts were conflicting and contradicting. So why not release the transcripts? McCulloch said he would release the full transcripts after the grand jury had reached its decision but clearly he lied and this isn't the first and last time that McCulloch will lie.

What about the release of the transcript of the 2-hour interview of Dorian Johnson? Again, something is wrong with this scenario. And anyone with common sense will know that it smells of police cover up.  CBS did a report on this story at

McCulloch’s office said the FBI requested that some things not be made public because of the ongoing federal investigation. The main issue in question is whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson violated the civil rights of Michael Brown. 

In spite of St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch's promises to make all witness testimony in the Michael Brown shooting case public so he could show the process was fair and impartial, McCulloch's office now acknowledges that it kept some records secret at the behest of federal authorities who are still investigating the incident.

McCulloch's executive assistant, Ed Magee, said the office released everything it had when the case was closed, but had "turned over and relinquished control" of some FBI interviews conducted in connection with the shooting. Need I say more...
Insolent Politics

Sources: Associate Press, CBS, USA Today

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