Michael Brown’s parents are scheduled to hold a press conference to share their reaction to last night’s protests over the grand jury decision that determined Officer Darren Wilson was not at fault in the shooting death of their son. They will be joined by Rev. Al Sharpton.
In a statement released Monday night, Brown’s parents said:
“We are profoundly disappointed that the killer of our child will not face the consequence of his actions.
While we understand that many others share our pain, we ask that you channel your frustration in ways that will make a positive change. We need to work together to fix the system that allowed this to happen.
Join with us in our campaign to ensure that every police officer working the streets in this country wears a body camera.
We respectfully ask that you please keep your protests peaceful. Answering violence with violence is not the appropriate reaction.
Let’s not just make noise, let’s make a difference.”
Live coverage of the event is scheduled to begin at approximately 12:30 p.m. ET.
UPDATE — 2 p.m. ET: Watch the full press conference below, via PBS:
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