Ferguson police press conference for Mike Brown shooting

 

FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Police held a press conference to address  the shooting death of Michael Brown.  The officer involved shooting on Saturday has sparked demonstrations in the St. Louis suburb.  The event scheduled was held at Ferguson Police headquarters at 3pm.

 

UPDATES:

Joe Millitzer August 13, 20144:07 pm

Full press conference video posted.  Refresh this page for an update.

Joe Millitzer August 13, 20143:25 pm

The press conference has now concluded

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Why was the QuikTrip targeted?  Chief Tom Jackson, “I have no idea.”

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What are officers doing named in leaks? Chief Tom Jackson, “Some of them are taking vacation time.”

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“The body was covered immediately.  We put up barriers after that out of respect.” – Chief Tom Jackson

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“We want the truth.  You only get one chance to get that right.” – Chief Tom Jackson

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No action will be taken if protesters are demonstrating after dark

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“There is not a curfew.  I don’t know where that came from.” – Chief Tom Jackson

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“The St. Louis Prosecuting Attorney has a lot of people coming forward as witnesses.” – Chief Tom Jackson

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“None of the equipment we are using is military equipment.  The big vans you see are the SWAT Team’s” – Chief Tom Jackson

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We just got body cameras.  Working on installing them now.

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“We do not have any video of the shooting (Mike Brown).  The only video we have was taken after the shooting.” – Chief Tom Jackson

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“Race relations is a top priority for us.  We are working with the Department of Justice on that” – Chief Tom Jackson

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Lady shot in the head has a superficial wound and was taken to the hospital

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“We are working closely with the department  of justice for training to get involved with the community” – Chief Tom Jackson

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“We have postponed releasing the name of the officer involved in the shooting because of threats to his life” – Chief Tom Jackson

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There is an element trying to provoke officers

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Protesters should not block roads

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Officer seen with Ferguson’s body in photo not officer involved in shooting


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