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Threats Delay Release of Officer's Name in Controversial Missouri OIS

August 12, 2014  | 

The Ferguson (Mo.) Police Department, which had previously said it would release the name of the officer who shot a reportedly unarmed 18-year-old man Saturday afternoon triggering protests and rioting, said Tuesday that it had decided against doing so out of concern for the safety of the officer.

The department said threats had been made against the city's police and the involved officer, who is on leave, on social media.

"The value of releasing the name is far outweighed by the risk of harm to the officer and his family," Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson told the New York Times.

Tags: Threats to Officers, Officer Involved Shootings, Missouri, Ferguson (Mo.) PD, Ferguson (Mo.) Shooting


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TERRY F. ZECH VAPD (RET) @ 8/12/2014 3:48 PM

What kind of people live in Ferguson. They can't wait for an independent agency to ensure that the officer's actions were lawful and right. Has anyone looked at the size of the man that was shot, he is a big man and if he had a smaller than him officer jammed in the vehicle and trying to take his weapon then I am sorry he chose wrong. I hope the leaders of the community will be brought in along with the family of Mr. Brown and shown what really happened that day. If the officer was wrong then he will face the law. If he was right then he will have to live with the taking of another humans life. Then I hope the leaders of the community take it to the community and get them to calm down.

Billy @ 8/12/2014 5:46 PM

Does looting and stealing make them feel better? Does that new 42 inch big screen TV make you feel better? This was an excuse to break the law...

Capt. Crunch @ 8/12/2014 6:56 PM

Whether the officer was right or wrong in the shooting, suspect Brown caused his own death by his violent actions. Brown, attacked a police officer, what kind of a person would do this, I can't believe this punk was college material. If he was there is something wrong with the education system.

Nightstalker @ 8/12/2014 8:25 PM

I knew a punk ass cop but it dont make all cops punks as good cops they hate bad cops as it gives all good cops a bad name.

Concerned Citizen @ 8/12/2014 9:20 PM

I get sick of Disinformation/Propaganda/Newspeak by the Mainstream Media. If you read William Cooper's book Behold a Pale Horse you'll know what were up against. Fighting a One World Government. And the Secret Societies who control the world are.
As usual the media is quick to condemn, even as the facts haven't come out yet. Just like the Trayvon Martin case. Operation Mocking Bird is used by the Gov. to further their agenda. Such as this is used for Divide and Conquer. Black vs. White etc. So the real people aren't held accountable like the Trojan Horse in the WH.
If the officer is guilty, it's sad. But 9-10 the media creates False Flags against Whites. Or creates problems where "Gay people" are persecuted wrongly when their stories are LIES/False Flags against Christians & Conservatives.

Last but not least. The William Cooper book Behold a Pale Horse attacks the Bush family! So I don't want to be attacked for being a "Crazy Right Winger".

Ryan @ 8/12/2014 10:24 PM

My question to his case is would all this looting and uprising of the people be this way if it would of been a white kid that it happened to. " NO" The guy chose his own outcome by attacking a police officer. It is a sad day when any officer has to be put into a situation where they have to make a life or death decision. What is sad is how people will try and take a situation like this and try and turn it into something it wasnt and try and make it into some circus act. Let an independent investigation determine if the officer actions were justified.

Ryan @ 8/12/2014 10:29 PM

This is a sad situation when an officer is placed in a situation when he has no choice but to use deadly force. Unless you are put in this type of situation you have no room to judge this officer. You only have a few seconds to decide sometimes how to resolve an issue. Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6. It makes me ill how people always turn a situation like this into some type of racial thing. Im sure Rev. Al Sharple will be down to get his 15 minutes of lime light. People need to grow up.

Clint @ 8/14/2014 12:47 PM

Ferguson PD and many other agencies would have been better served to have released the name of the officer from the get go. Now it has escalated into a violent fervor that will likely cause more grief and harm to a lot of innocent and good officers. Sorry, but sometimes actions cause for outing the sacrificial lambs when you bite off more than you can chew....

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