Ferguson Police Report: Michael Brown Allegedly Took Part in ‘Strong-Arm’ Robbery


The incident report in a packet released by the Ferguson Police Department alleges that Michael Brown and a friend had taken part in a strong-arm robbery of a convenience store immediately before his shooting, releasing photos and video of a man wearing similar clothing to Brown and harassing an unknown man.

According to the report, tweeted online by HuffPost’s Ryan Reilly, the first page states that Officer Darren Wilson was responding to a sick call last Saturday when dispatch alerted him that two young black men had robbed a Kwik Shop.

“Brown grabbed a box of Swisher Sweet cigars and handed them to Johnson,” says the report. “[REDACTED] witnessed [REDACTED] tell Brown that he had to pay for those cigars first. That is when Brown reached across the counter and grabbed numerous packs of Swisher Sweets and turned to leave the store.”

When a bystander attempted to stop Brown from leaving, Brown allegedly “grabbed [him] by the shirt and forcefully pushed him back into a display rack.”

These photos were released with the packet:

But here’s what the packet of information did not convey: What happened during the incident with police that led to Michael Brown’s death. Nothing yet has been released on that.

CNN reporters ran through the packet live on-air. Watch below:

UPDATE (10:35 AM EST): Here’s what WaPo’s Wesley Lowery notes is not in the packet:

[Image via screenshot/CNN]

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