Brown parents unmoved by Ferguson chief’s apology
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Michael Brown’s parents say they are unmoved by the Ferguson, Missouri, police chief’s apology in their son’s shooting death by a police officer.
Instead, Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. said in an interview with The Associated Press on Saturday they would rather see an arrest, and Brown Sr. said he wants the police officer “in handcuffs.”
Their unarmed 18-year-old son, who was black, was fatally shot last month by Darren Wilson, who is white.
Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson offered an apology for Brown’s body lying in the street for more than four hours. McSpadden said “yes” when asked whether Jackson should be fired.
The parents also expressed anger at Ferguson police who wore bracelets expressing support for Wilson. McSpadden says that lets her know “how they feel.”