Attorney Nick Zotos: Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson roughed up drug suspect

Christopher BrooksOfficer Darren Wilson arrested Christopher Brooks on Feb. 28, 2013, after catching him and another man allegedly packaging marijuana to sell while sitting in a car in Brooks’ grandmother’s driveway.

Yahoo News obtained the full police report from Brooks’ lawyer, Nick Zotos, after the Ferguson department refused to release an un-redacted version.

According to the report, the men exited the car but Brooks wouldn’t give up his keys so the officer could search the locked PT Cruiser.

Darren Wilson’s Incident Report for the Arrest of Christopher Brooks

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80 Responses to Attorney Nick Zotos: Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson roughed up drug suspect

  1. 2dogsonly says:

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  2. Ferguson host first City Council meeting since Michael Brown shooting.

    Live:http://www.ksdk.com/videos/news/local/2013/11/12/3144211/

  3. Ametia says:

    Why hasn’t Darren Wilson been ARRESTED for murdering Michael Brown? It’ been a month.

  4. Judge denies request for Michael Brown’s juvenile records

    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/judge-denies-request-for-michael-brown-s-juvenile-records/article_43dfd98b-32ec-550d-b399-750133f69203.html

    A circuit court judge in St. Louis County denied a request by the Post-Dispatch to release Michael Brown’s juvenile criminal records.

    Family Court Judge Ellen Levy Siwak issued the denial Tuesday without stating a reason. The newspaper had filed a petition on Aug. 22 to open any juvenile records on Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old shot to death last month by a Ferguson police officer. In a hearing last week, the newspaper argued there was heavy public interest in learning about Brown’s background, and that there was no reason after his death to protect him from the stigma of a juvenile record.

    Cynthia Harcourt, a lawyer for county juvenile officer Kip Seely, had contested the release of any records, saying the integrity of the family court was on the line. In comments to a reporter after the hearing, she confirmed that Brown had never been found delinquent of the juvenile equivalents of Missouri’s class A and B felonies and was not facing any at the time he died.

    Class A felonies include second-degree murder and first-degree robbery; class B felonies include voluntary manslaughter, second-degree robbery and first-degree burglary.

    Those disclosures put to rest claims by a California-based blog and others that Brown was facing a murder charge at the time he was shot to death.

    It was not known whether Brown had ever been accused of lesser offenses. Class C felonies, for example, which include involuntary manslaughter and second-degree assault, would become open only if there were two previous adjudications for class A, B or C felonies. But that was not the case with Brown.

  5. Twitter User Appears to Have Live-Tweeted the Shooting of Michael Brown

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/08/man-may-have-live-tweeted-michael-brown-death.html?mid=twitter_nymag

    A Twitter user who goes by the handle @ThreePharoah and whose profile says he lives in St. Louis, Missouri, may have live-tweeted the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.

    Rolling Stone national-affairs reporter Tim Dickinson curated this series of tweets from @ThreePharoah, which all have time stamps that match up with the timeline of Brown’s death. The alleged witness also tweeted a photo of Brown lying dead in the street while two police officers stand over him. The man claims to live on the residential street where the shooting occurred, and some of the photos show that he took the pictures from behind what appears to be the wooden slats of a porch.

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  6. Ferguson announces changes to municipal court system, addition of police review board

    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/ferguson-announces-changes-to-municipal-court-system-addition-of-police/article_bfb4e505-527f-5f70-bab9-1e41a5b2380e.html?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

    FERGUSON • The city of Ferguson plans to make changes designed to reduce court fine revenue, reform court procedures, and start a Citizen Review Board that will help keep an eye on and guide the Ferguson police department, the city council announced today.

    They will also partner with Dellwood and St. Louis County to get funding for the West Florissant Great Streets Project.

    “The overall goal of these changes is to improve trust within the community and increase transparency, particularly within Ferguson’s courts and police department,” council member Mark Byrne said in a statement. “We want to demonstrate to residents that we take their concerns extremely seriously. That’s why we’re initiating new changes within our local police force and in our courts.”

    While the city is making these changes, they will hold ward meetings to get input from community members and anyone else who has ideas.

    The next city council meeting is Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Greater Grace Church, 3690 Pershall Road.

    The Citizen Review Board, which will work with the police department, will include those not involved in local government. The board will work with city administrators and the police chief in reviewing how the police department operates in order to help improve it.

    On Tuesday, the council will introduce an ordinance that ensures court fine revenue stays at or below 15 percent of the city’s total revenue, and that extra revenue is used for special community projects instead of general revenue uses. Council members hope that this change “sends a clear message that the fines imposed as punishment in the municipal court are not to be viewed as a source of revenue for the city.” They hope this change will encourage the municipal judge and prosecutor to use alternative sentencing methods, like community service, as punishment. Another new ordinance will repeal the separate offense of “failure to appear” in municipal court. Defendants who don’t show up will no longer be fined for failing to appear.

    The City Council will also introduce an ordinance to take away fees which might affect poor people more than others. They’d like to abolish the $25 administrative fee that goes along with towing costs; the city will now pay for that. The council will also take away a $50 warrant recall fee and a $15 notification fee that goes along with a case where a defendant has failed to appear.

  7. Medical Transporter Explains Why Michael Brown’s Body Stayed in the Street for Hours

    http://fox2now.com/2014/09/08/medical-transporter-explains-why-michael-browns-body-lay-on-the-ground-for-4-hours/

    Timeline:

    •Saturday, August 9, 12:01 in the afternoon, Ferguson officer Darren Wilson encounters Michael Brown and a friend walking in the street.
    •12:07 the shooting is reported.
    •12:10 a paramedic in the area responds and finds no pulse.
    •12:15 other Ferguson officers start to arrive
    •And the body is partially covered with a white sheet.
    •12:43 country officers notified of shooting.
    •1:30 county homicide detectives arrive
    •2:01 Calvin Whitaker is called to pick up and deliver the body to the county morgue…
    •His county contract states, he must be on the scene within an hour.
    •2:25 Calvin arrives at the shooting scene.
    •and 2 hours and 12 minutes later at 4:37 he delivers Brown’s body to the morgue. A 15 minute drive from Ferguson..

    (KTVI) – The Michael Brown shooting happened one month ago Tuesday. There’s been much criticism about the almost four hours his body remain in the street.

    For the first time you will hear from the man who was sent to pickup and deliver Brown’s remains that day to the St. Louis County medical examiner.

  8. St Louis County Police: Lets Have a Black Day! Anger in #Ferguson follows record of racial disparity.

  9. Flashback September 2013

    EDITOR’S NOTE: The St. Louis police officer named in this story, Darren Wilson, is not the officer involved in the fatal Ferguson shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9, 2014:

    St. Louis police chief orders probes after officer gets racist letter

    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/st-louis-police-chief-orders-probes-after-officer-gets-racist/article_74913370-38db-5d96-a710-4d1e9b7ca5bf.html

    ST. LOUIS • Police Chief Sam Dotson ordered internal and criminal investigations after a black officer in the department’s south patrol division received a racist letter through interdepartmental mail.

    “I’m frustrated and disappointed,” Dotson said of the letter, which came to his attention early last week.

    The typed letter arrived in a sealed white envelope with the receiving officer’s name on it inside a public mailbox for his district about a month ago. Laced with profanity and a racial epithet, it read: “You black (expletive). We want you out of our station. We want your black (expletive) dead. (Expletive) your medals. If an aide call comes out for you WE WON’T RESPOND. KILL YOURSELF (expletive) OR WE WILL. Respectfully, South Patrol.”

    Dotson said the act could be considered a hate crime. He said he has taken steps to ensure the officer’s safety, but declined to be specific.

    “In an abundance of caution, I wanted to do everything I could to reassure him that we were taking this seriously,” he said.

    He also issued a department-wide email Friday, which read in part: “Let it be known that racism or discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated within our police family. If any member of this department … engages in this type of activity, they will not have a place here with us.”

    The First, Second and Third districts report to the south patrol station, at 3157 Sublette Avenue. Between 18 and 30 percent of officers in each of those districts are black. Dotson said he does not believe the letter is reflective of the entire patrol.

    “It’s targeted at a specific officer, but what we want to make sure is that it’s not rampant,” Dotson said.

    The Ethical Society of Police, which represents African-American police officers, issued a letter to its members Tuesday, pledging to meet with African-American police commanders within the next week to express concerns about the lack of diversity among high-ranking officers in south patrol.

    The group’s president, Sgt. Darren Wilson, said the highest-ranking black officer in the south patrol is a lieutenant. Wilson said a lack of minority commanders may have created an environment where someone felt comfortable enough to put a racist letter to an officer in a public mailbox.

    “Our members have asked me, ‘What are we going to do to get a little more diversified down here? We’re uncomfortable,’” Wilson said.

    Wilson said the officer who received the letter hesitated to come forward because he felt intimidated working in an environment where the commanding officers “didn’t look like him.”

    “Do I believe this is reflective of our department? I’d like to say no, but this is scary,” Wilson said. “This has shown that it has the potential to be more prevalent than we think or would imagine it being.”

    Wilson said his organization is “confident” in the chief’s initial response and so is the officer, who is also a member of the Ethical Society.

    “But we’re going to follow this every step of the way to find who is responsible and hold them accountable,” Wilson added.

  10. In atypical approach, grand jury in Ferguson shooting receives full measure of case

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/in-atypical-approach-grand-jury-in-ferguson-shooting-receives-full-measure-of-case/2014/09/07/1dec6ffe-339b-11e4-8f02-03c644b2d7d0_story.html

    The St. Louis County prosecutor’s office is taking an unusual approach with grand jury members who are weighing evidence against the police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown last month, experts and county officials said.

    Instead of telling grand jury members what charges they believe police officer Darren Wilson should face, they are leaving it open-ended for now and involving the grand jury as co-investigators.

    The prosecutor’s office is also presenting evidence to the grand jury as soon as it receives it, rather than waiting until the St. Louis County Police Department and the FBI have completed their investigations. Police probes are typically completed before a case is presented to a grand jury, county officials said.

    As a result, jurors in the Wilson case are hearing from every eyewitness, seeing every telling photo, viewing every relevant video, and reviewing all DNA, ballistics and other test results from county and FBI labs, said Ed Magee, a spokesman for county prosecutor Robert McCulloch. They will hear testimony from Dorian Johnson, the friend who was with Brown when he died, but it is unclear yet whether they will hear testimony from Wilson.

    “Normally they hear from a detective or a main witness or two. That’s it,” Magee said. “This gives us an opportunity to present all of the evidence to jurors who represent St. Louis County. They will make the decision.”

  11. I-70 shutdown called for September 10, Coalition calling for McCulloch to be removed from case

    http://www.stlamerican.com/news/local_news/article_8a723ab2-3370-11e4-9600-0019bb2963f4.html

    The Civil Disobedience Shutdown of Interstate 70, first called for during the National March on Ferguson this past Saturday and then canceled that same day, is back on, according to the Justice for Michael Brown Leadership Coalition.

    Organizers call for protestors to gather at 3 p.m. Wednesday, September 10 in the Metro public parking lot at the intersection of Interstate 70 and Hanley Road. After a rally, protestors plan to block traffic at 4:30 p.m., symbolizing the four and a half hours that Michael Brown’s lifeless body was left lying on Canfield Drive on August 9 after Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson shot him at least six times and killed him.

    Wilson has not been charged with a crime and is in hiding while on paid leave from the Ferguson Police Department.

    The purpose of the direct action, according to organizers, is to compel the appointment of a special prosecutor for the Michael Brown slaying. St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch, who currently is presenting evidence to a grand jury, has been criticized for his manipulative release of information and his history of strong pro-police stands.

    “Missouri Governor Jeremiah ‘Jay’ Nixon has humiliated black leadership, locally and nationally, by rejecting all their pleas for a special prosecutor to be appointed,” organizers said in a statement.

    Nixon is empowered to appoint a special prosecutor by the State of Emergency he declared in the area following street protests and a militarized police response under the command of St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar.

  12. 2dogsonly says:

    Thank you for concentrating on the important issues!. Ferguson and racism are the issues that we should be concentrating on.. You’re my new blog. Hope I don’t disappoint.

  13. Durbin weighs in on ‘militarization’ of police; McCaskill witness list set

    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/gateway-to-dc/durbin-weighs-in-on-militarization-of-police-mccaskill-witness-list/article_7be900f5-5018-5d73-8036-09f2fb11826e.html

    WASHINGTON • Add Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., to the list of members of Congress raising doubts about a Pentagon program that sends surplus equipment to local police departments.

    The issue has received renewed focus in the police response to the demonstrations and violence following the shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9.

    Durbin’s office said today that Durbin sent a letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel “raising several areas of concern” about the program.

    “The adoption by local police departments of military-style tactics and their use of military equipment have provoked concern across the nation for a number of years, but the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, give new urgency to the need for an examination of the DoD programs that supply such equipment,” Durbin wrote.

    The White House last month said it would review the program. And Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., will hold a hearing on what she has termed police “militarization” on Tuesday.

    Witnesses before the full Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will include:

    • Alan Estevez, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics.

    • Brian Kamoie, Assistant Administrator for Grant Programs, Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    • Karol Mason, Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

    • Peter Kraska, professor in the Department of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University.

    • Mark Lomax, executive director of the National Tactical Officers Association

    • Jim Bueermann, president of the Police Foundation, a non-profit that supports police innovation.

    • Wiley Price, photo journalist at the St. Louis American.

    • A yet-to-be-named representative of the NAACP.

    A Pentagon spokesman said last month that little of the military-style equipment shown on TV that drew criticism came from the Defense Department’s surplus program.

    “The military is not the only source of tactical gear in this country,” Rear Admiral John Kirby said.

    • Ametia says:

      It’s one of the FPD liberals, I’m sure of it. /snark

    • racerrodig says:

      He uses the terms animals, punk thug & ungrateful thugs.
      Note to Jim the Racist Clown……….the only punk thug is named Wilson. Ummmmm and the only animal, who was on the hunt by the way, is named Wilson.

      Facts are Facts and are inescapable.

    • Liza says:

      “…the officer killed Brown in a barrage of gunfire.”

      Yet, he has not yet been charged with a crime. Because the Ferguson PD still thinks they can spin a plausible story and say he was within his rights.

      Leopards don’t change their spots and neither do Jim Crow lawmen.

      • Rock it, Liza!

      • Liza says:

        Haha. I’ve been around awhile.

        I LMAO about the Ferguson Police Chief “welcoming” the DOJ investigation like he’s got nothing to hide. He’d probably rather have someone stick a hot poker up his a$$ and I do not believe he is going to be cooperative. I think that ol’ boy is going to be retiring pretty soon.

      • Ametia says:

        and arming these killer cops with body cameras now is not going to save Darren Wilson nor the FPD from their corrupt “kill the blacks” mentality.

      • racerrodig says:

        Yep, Yep, Yep……I say the FPD should use Fat FogenPhoole as a consultant, you know, since he wants to help cop shops so much. After all………..he is the unauthorized night watchman at gun shop throughout FL.
        Lord knows what spin they can put together with all that brain power. And, hell…..get Roddie the Racist involved. He seems to be able to speak in 1st person despite not even being a witness. Maybe Ofc. Wilson would have needed diapers as well…..ya just never know ’bout these things.

    • Liza says:

      True. Using cameras the cameras right now is locking the barn door after the cows havee escaped. Too little too late. That Ferguson PD needs to be cleaned out. There needs to be a new police chief and the racist cops need to go. New employees need to be screened and psychologically evaluated and, most importantly, there needs to be diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, and gender.

    • What is it going to take to get an arrest? Jesus coming back?

      • Liza says:

        Apparently it WILL take divine intervention, SG2. So if he ends up in a cage convicted for civil rights violations, I’m okay with that. He just needs to pay the same price as any other cold blooded murderer who killed someone for no reason.

  14. An incident report for an arrest but nothing on the shooting of unarmed Michael Brown.

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