Ferguson Police release surveillance tape

In Fer­gu­son, Mis­souri, Police say media requests forced them to release the sur­veil­lance tape under the Free­dom of Infor­ma­tion Act. the tape… allegedly shows 18-year-old Michael Brown steal­ing a box of cig­ars shortly before he was shot by a police offi­cer. “So we’ve had this tape for awhile and we had to dili­gently review the infor­ma­tion that was in the tape to deter­mine if there was any other rea­son to keep it, any­body else would be charged in a crime and we deter­mined that was not going to be the case.” Lawyers for the Brown fam­ily say they were blind­sided by alle­ga­tions he was sus­pected of steal­ing a box of cig­ars. Chief Jack­son says the offi­cer didn’t know about the rob­bery and stopped Brown and a com­pan­ion for walk­ing in the street.