Ferguson police now saying that Officer Wilson was not aware that Mike Brown was a robbery suspect when he confronted him.
According to The Washington Post’s Wesley Lowery, Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson were initially stopped for walking in the middle of the street, “impeding traffic.”
Chief Jackson was asked by a reporter why they released the video and information about the robbery if it wasn’t relevant to the shooting. Jackson replied that he was forced to because of Freedom of Information Act requests for it.
On Twitter, Kathleen Russell asks:
"#Ferguson police chief says he released the robbery video because he was getting FOIA requests for it. How did anyone know to request it?"
Prior to the release of the video, no information had been given about a connection between Brown and the robbery. Generally, FOIA requests have to be specific in the scope of the documents requested.
"My heart goes out," Jackson said of Brown’s family. "We have given you all that we have."
Jackson did not meet with Brown’s family directly. He sent a representative instead.
Meanwhile, USA Today is reporting that Officer Darren Wilson “skipped town a few days ago.”