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Canine Legal

Return to Ferguson

By John M. Peters, Attorney at Law

August 9 will mark four years since the Michael Brown shooting that rocked the nation, became a media feeding frenzy and led the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to descend upon the small Missouri city of Ferguson.

What has Ferguson’s experience been since? The news is not good.

Officer Darren Wilson took the shots that ended Michael Brown’s life. Officer Wilson never wavered from his position that he acted in self-defense. No criminal charges were ever brought, and hostile witnesses later admitted making up incriminating versions of the shooting. Despite being completely exonerated in the shooting death, Officer Wilson was forced to resign in the face of a relentless media frenzy driven in part by the U.S. Administration.

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