Video, Radio Calls Offer Clearer Picture of Ferguson Events

Officer Darren Wilson appears in footage following encounter
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Nov 15, 2014 3:40 PM CST

(Newser) – More details in the shooting of Michael Brown are emerging after the St. Louis Post-Dispatch released video footage and radio calls from the hours surrounding the event. The calls offer a glimpse of Darren Wilson's messages in the moments before the shooting, while video reveals Wilson heading to the hospital from the police station some two hours later, the Post-Dispatch reports. The radio calls, in combination with a witness tweet, suggest that the encounter between Wilson and Brown lasted just 90 seconds, the newspaper notes; you can hear the clips here.

One notable radio call is missing from the record, the Guardian reports. Wilson has said he radioed the words, "Shots fired, send all cars," but that his radio's channel was changed during the clash with Brown. The Post-Dispatch notes that despite a search through all the county's police channels, it couldn't find the call. It's possible, however, that Wilson's call was made on a "receive-only" channel; in that case, it might not have been broadcast, the paper reports. Meanwhile, the results of a grand jury's hearing on a possible indictment against Wilson could arrive soon. If he isn't indicted, a return to work would be legal, according to police chief Tom Jackson—but first, Wilson would face an internal department investigation, Jackson says, per NBC News.

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