Video: Witness to Shooting of Black Teenager: Police Said “Get the F-ck on the Sidewalk”
Here’s a video from Fox 2 in St. Louis, with interviews with witnesses to the police shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. According to his friend Dorin Johnson, who was with Brown when the confrontation occurred, they were walking in the street to Brown’s grandmother’s apartment when a squad car pulled up and the officer driving told them to “get the f-ck on the sidewalk.”
According to police, one of the teens allegedly pushed the police officer back into the car and assaulted him (witnesses dispute this claim, however); then as they ran away, the police officer fired multiple times, killing Brown. Witnesses say Brown had his hands up when the officer shot him twice more.
Here’s the official statement from St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar: