As Ferguson, Mo. braces itself for the grand jury decision about whether to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown, new video footage of Wilson in the hours immediately following the shooting has emerged, and lawyers for the Brown family say that the surveillance footage directly contradicts previously stated claims about Wilson’s injuries from the encounter.
After footage of Wilson possibly arresting a man for little-to-no-reason emerged over the weekend, this latest video shows Wilson both leaving and returning to Ferguson police headquarters from the hospital. The footage is not super clear, but seems to indicate that the idea Wilson seriously hurt was grossly overstated.
Brown family attorneys had the following to say:
“Information was leaked from within the police department that Wilson was severely beaten and suffered an orbital eye socket 'blowout,' indicating that Michael Brown somehow deserved to die. From the video released today it would appear the initial descriptions of his injuries were exaggerated.”
Here’s the full video of Wilson leaving:
And here is the footage of him returning:
With a decision expected at any time from the grand jury, this latest footage will only increase public pressure for an indictment.
[via NY Mag]