Gunfire erupted Sunday night outside the Ferguson, Mo. store that Michael Brown allegedly robbed moments before he was fatally shot by a police officer in 2014, after a new surveillance video appeared to show a different scenario than the one that police had described.
The previously unreleased video, included in a new documentary on Brown's death, appears to be shot by a surveillance camera inside Ferguson Market & Liquor early on August 9, 2014, several hours before the fatal confrontation.
Multiple arrests have been made after shots were fired at protests in Ferguson which erupted after a new video disputed police statements about the shooting of Michael Brown. Video was released of Brown shoving the clerk in the market and the clerk reported a robbery to the police. Brown's encounter with Officer Darren Wilson along a Ferguson street that day. They then put two boxes of cigarillos in a bag and hand them to Brown, who walks away, then quickly returns and hands the bag back to the clerks, who put it behind the counter. The video then shows the man about to leave the store, before turning around and handing the bag back to employees.
The filmmaker suggests the video proves Brown wasn't robbing the store, but rather, retrieving the cigarillos the clerks gave him hours before.
But a lawyer for the store and its employees said no such transaction took place, and that Brown stole the cigarillos when he returned to the store about 10 hours later. "They didn't take the marijuana...maybe Michael Brown thought they would trade him cigarillos, but they didn't".
A CNN panel about new security camera footage of slain black teenager of Michael Brown went completely off the rails after documentary filmmaker Jason Pollock angrily accused a fellow panelist of endorsing white supremacy. Wilson claimed that Brown had turned and charged him, while some witnesses and supporters of Brown said that he was attempting to surrender when he was killed.
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When asked by someone in the crowd why he didn't push to release the video sooner, Kanzler shared where it had been. Brown was fatally shot during a confrontation with a Ferguson police officer just after that second visit to the store. After the Department of Justice's investigation found that the Fergus police had been routinely violating the constitutional rights of its black residents, they may have a strong case.
Kanzler says the full video will be release Monday, and should quash any claims from Pollock's "edited version of events". It may have caused Officer Wilson to back up his vehicle and, potentially, question or even arrest Brown.
It's unclear what was contained in the small package that Brown handed to store clerks. One verse of the poem describes "black bodies swinging in the Southern breeze, odd fruit hanging from the poplar trees".
Brown's parents have filed a federal lawsuit against Officer Wilson, the former Ferguson police chief and the city of Ferguson.