Reporter Grills Ferguson Chief: If Robbery Not Connected, Why Did You Release Video?

Ferguson police chief Thomas Jackson said a few things today at his press conference: 1) the alleged Michael Brown robbery was NOT related to the officer who confronted Brown later and shot him, 2) the officer in question did not know about the robbery when he confronted Brown, and 3) he only engaged Brown because he was “walking down the middle of the street, blocking traffic.”

Which begs the question: if there’s no connection, why did they release the video of the robbery in the first place?

And a reporter at Jackson’s press conference actually asked that question. He said, “If the video had nothing to do with the stop, then why would you release the video of the robbery?

And Jackson responded, “Because you asked for it.”

Watch the video below, via CNN:

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