Conflicting reports: "... Jackson said Wilson encountered Brown after responding to a 911 call involving the robbery of a convenience store. Police officials did not provide further information, and why Brown was ultimately killed remains an open question. According to witnesses, Brown was shot while his hands were in the air. However, police reports state that police struggled with Brown in a squad car and that Brown allegedly reached for an officer’s gun before being shot. ..." Al Jazeera
"... Emotions ramped up again Friday when authorities finally gave in to days of pressure and released the name of the officer who shot Brown, but did so only after first saying that Brown was a suspect in the theft of cigars from a convenience store at the time he was shot, a move that supporters of Brown's family called a "smear" campaign. ..." -- The Star Online
By Chris Caesar
Boston.com, August 15, 2014
Instead, the teen was stopped because he “walking down the street blocking traffic.”
The revelation prompted one reporter to ask: then why did you release it all?
“Because you asked for it,” Jackson said, gesturing to reporters. “I held it for as long as I could."
Jackson later told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the officer, Darren Wilson, saw the cigars in Brown’s hand and thought he may be the suspect.
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