Attorney: Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson roughed up drug suspect
Officer Darren Wilson arrested Christopher Brooks on Feb. 28, 2013, after catching him and another man allegedly packaging marijuana to sell while sitting in a car in Brooks’ grandmother’s driveway.
Yahoo News obtained the full police report from Brooks’ lawyer, Nick Zotos, after the Ferguson department refused to release an un-redacted version.
Brooks, 28, was initially arrested on four misdemeanor and three felony charges related to assaulting an officer, resisting arrest, failing to obey orders and possessing drugs with intent to distribute. However, he has only been prosecuted on the distribution charge.
Zotos said his client never received summonses related to the charges of disobeying and resisting Wilson.
“Which is kind of a surprise, because it is something Ferguson would do to get the fine money if they could,” said Zotos, adding that the statute of limitations has now expired.
“He sells marijuana for $5 to $10 a bag to help support his family,” .
Angela Jackson, A Neighbor of his Grandmother, said everyone in the neighborhood knows him as a good person.