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FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – After abruptly leaving a Friday morning news conference, Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson held another media briefing to explain why he released the officer’s name along with the surveillance video of a robbery suspect believed to be Michael Brown.
Demonstrators were upset Friday morning when the chief told the crowd Brown had allegedly robbed a convenience store just moments before he was shot and killed by officer Darren Wilson.
Jackson said he released both pieces of evidence at the same time because the media had asked for both. However, he did say the robbery and the shooting of Michael Brown were not connected.
“All I did was release the video tape because I had to, ” Jackson said.
During the news conference Jackson said the officer who shot Brown did stop him and his friend because they were walking down the middle of…
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