Explosive: Lawsuit seeking release of Michael Brown’s juvenile records claims slain teen was a murder suspect
In another published report, Michael Brown’s family made the qualified statement that he didn’t have a criminal record as an adult. This begs the question of whether or not he has an arrest record as a juvenile.
The plot thickens!
AOL News reports an explosive new lawsuit filed in St. Louis seeking the release of Michael Brown’s juvenile criminal record alleges the slain teen was a gang member and faced a second degree murder charge.
The citizen journalism website GotNews took St. Louis County authorities to court Wednesday to secure the release of the records because it believes they do not need to be kept private since he is no longer alive.
The unarmed Brown was fatally shot earlier this month by white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. He has no criminal record as an adult, but only because he had recently turned 18, claims GotNews Editor-in-chief Charles Johnson.
The citizen journo wrote in a Wednesday afternoon post to his site and on Twitter that he was told by law enforcement sources the black teen has a juvenile arrest record that is being kept private.
Johnson also claims cops told him that Brown’s juvenile arrest record contains a second-degree murder charge and that he is a member of the notorious Crips street gang.
“To find out if those police officers are correct requires seeing Brown’s juvenile arrest record, which ought to be freely available given that he is dead and therefore has no right to privacy remaining,” insists Johnson.
“Knowing the truth about Brown’s past will help us gauge the credibility of his parents and family who have called him a ‘gentle giant.'”
Time will tell if the myth of Michael Brown gets further exposed.
Originally posted at The Last Tradition
If you’re not with us, you’re against us! That’s the “new tone” coming from union leaders in Wisconsin. In case
Update: And once again, McQ beats me to the punch. Eh, well, this is an important story and my take