Thursday at the St Louis County Economic Council Luncheon, Charlie Dooley went “off script” and made remarks about Ferguson. He said, "It happened on my watch," Dooley says. "Don't blame yourself. Blame Charlie A. Dooley."
18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. Protests started in response to the shooting of the unarmed teen. Peaceful demonstrations turned into looting and police responded with tear gas. The images of a protesters sparring with police grabbed the attention of the nation.
The Missouri Highway Patrol was put in charge of policing Ferguson. The protests died down after Michael Brown's funeral over two weeks after he was killed.
The Department of Justice is now investigating St. Louis County police and the shooting in Ferguson. A Grand Jury is also looking into the shooting in the St. Louis suburb.