Over the weekend, 20-year-old Jeffrey Williams was arrested in connection with the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri. But according to Bishop Derrick Robinson, who visited the suspect in jail, the whole thing is a “set-up.”
Robinson, who has helped organize protests in Ferguson, said that he was “upset” and “reacting out of frustration and anger.” He added that Williams “showed a lot of remorse, was very sorry, apologetic” and “wished he had not done it.”
Later, the pastor surprised Hall by saying of the suspect, “I really believe he was set up.” Asked who he was “set up” by, Robinson answered, “Police.”
“Obviously I can’t let you say that he was set up by police. What evidence or proof do you have of that?” Hall asked, noting that Williams has confessed.
Robinson alleged that Williams was “brutally beaten” and “coerced” into confessing by Ferguson police and was not given the opportunity to speak to a public defender.
“We have no proof of these allegations and you have provided me with no proof of this,” Hall reminded her viewers, abruptly ending the interview on an awkward note.
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