Michael Brown's Stepdad: Sorry for Post-Verdict Shouts

But Louis Head says he shouldn't be blamed for what happened next
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Dec 3, 2014 9:04 AM CST
In this Nov. 24, 2014 file photo Louis Head, center front, Michael Brown's stepfather, and Brown's mother Lesley McSpadden, wearing sunglasses, react to the grand jury decision.   (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

(Newser) – Michael Brown's stepfather has apologized after he was caught on tape calling on crowds to 'burn this b——- down" amid Ferguson protests. Louis Head shouted the words after a grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, but he tells CNN that to blame him for ensuing violence "goes way too far and is as wrong as the decision itself." Head, among others, has been facing an investigation "into the activities surrounding Nov 24 pertaining to the rioting, looting, and arsons," says a Ferguson official. (Read more Michael Brown stories.)

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