Just after the Ferguson grand jury decided not to charge Darren Wilson with the murder of Michael Brown on Monday night, the police officer’s testimony about the incident was released to the public.
Wilson told the jury that he first saw Michael Brown walking down the middle of the road with a friend.
“As he [Brown] came around to the mirror I said, ‘Well, what’s wrong with the sidewalk?’ Brown then replied… ‘F*ck what you have to say.’”
Wilson then saw the cigars which Michael Brown had just stolen from a convenience store, so the cop angled his car to cut the teen off and prepared to confront him.
“As I’m opening the door he turns, faces me, looks at me and says, ‘What the f*ck are you going to do about it”, and shuts my door, slammed it shut,” Wilson recounted. “I haven’t even got it open enough to get my leg out, it was only a few inches.”
Brown then attempted to overpower Wilson in his own police cruiser, telling him to “get the f*ck back.”
“I said, ‘Get back or I’m going to shoot you.’ He immediately grabs my gun and says, ‘You are too much of a pussy to shoot me,'” the officer said.
Wilson grabbed his gun back and it went off twice as they struggled in the car. Brown then tried to flee the scene on food, but Wilson quickly caught up with him.
“I tell him to get on the ground… He turns, and when he looked at me, he made like a grunting, like aggravated sound and he starts, he turns and he’s coming back towards me,” Wilson remembered. “His first step is coming towards me, he kind of does like a stutter step to start running. When he does that, his left hand goes in a fist and goes to his side, his right one goes under his shirt in his waistband and he starts running at me.”
As Brown charged at him, Wilson fired multiple shots at him, but “it looked like he was almost bulking up to run through the shots, like it was making him mad that I’m shooting at him.”
Wilson told the jury he doesn’t remember how many shots he fired, but that when“the aggression was gone” in Brown’s face, he knew “the threat was stopped.”
When asked why he didn’t wait for backup, the cop replied, “I thought I would be able to just stall until someone got there… I wanted to be out of the car, that way if I need to run I can run.”
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