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ACLU Sues to Obtain Mike Brown Shooting Report

August 14, 2014  | 

Mike Brown's high school graduation photo. (Photo: Social Media) 
Mike Brown's high school graduation photo. (Photo: Social Media) 

The American Civil Liberties Union sued St. Louis County and the county police Thursday morning to obtain copies of initial police reports surrounding the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Mike Brown by Ferguson police.

The ACLU filed the lawsuit in St. Louis County Circuit Court after their open records request for the initial incident report of the shooting was rejected by police Wednesday, the suit says.

A short time after the police responded by fax, a police employee did email a “CAD Calls list,” which contained one line of information: that complaint number 43984 was received on Aug. 9 at 12:07 p.m., that the nature of the call was “SHOOT” and the identifying information on the St. Louis County police car that responded, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

The ACLU lawsuit says that the incident report is an open record under Missouri law, and that the police department's refusal is either a knowing or purposeful violation of the law.

Tags: Lawsuits, ACLU Activism, Ferguson Mo. Shooting


Comments (8)

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westcoastleo @ 8/14/2014 6:03 PM

6uck the ACLU. They can wait like everyone else in the world for the investigation to get done. Local, State and FBI, can reveal all of what occurred when the investigation is done. Lets look at Mike Browns past records (if any) AND P magazine, take that stupid High School photo off of this posting. Someone needs to run this punk and get his last arrest mugshot and post it up, if any.

kevCopAz @ 8/14/2014 7:31 PM

Agree! Why do we see the High School photo of the "victim" and not a mug shot? The mug shot is public record? Why doesn't the ACLU request a copy of the public criminal records of the "victim"? If this cop did something criminal I have all faith that he will be dealt with, but if he did not I do NOT have faith that he will be treated fairly.

Fed_up @ 8/14/2014 10:43 PM

A fact that is being convenintly overlooked is that whether it's Trayvon Martin or Michael Brown at the time they were shot they were committing or had just committed an unjustified act of violence.

Capt. Crunch @ 8/14/2014 11:52 PM

@ KevCopAz, the punk named Michael Brown, is not a victim. He is a dirt bag, who got what he deserved. The police officer who stopped this POS, did a great community service.

plato's playdough @ 8/15/2014 3:50 AM

KevCopAz_Here is that picture at http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/14/michael-brown-ferguson-missouri-timeline/14051827/

Oh my George, is that GANG SIGN he is flashing?? Where oh where is his High School hat now? Mebbe he left it at his crib?

C.G. Ellis @ 8/15/2014 9:38 AM

Funny how they always show the HS Cap & Gown pic before the little turd became the neighborhood gang-banger.
"MAMA" will say "You shot my Mikey too many timnes with too powerful a gun. He didnt have a chance."

Yep, he didnt have the chance to become a more accomplished turd.

Pup @ 8/15/2014 11:37 AM

ACLU is a joke. They never won any cases against me, so in their face. They are losers just like Brown, the civil leaders and the idiots in the streets rioting. I wonder how many of those rioters are working people? Who knew the kid? Oh, one other thing. Why is your President making comments about an incident and city just because the majority are black and LE is white? Peaceful protests? LOL!

I wonder @ 8/15/2014 1:07 PM

I wonder... if I become a member of the ACLU and end up in an OIS, will they come to my rescue????? I'm not even entering the color of skin. Will they represent me as a card carrying member and justify my actions as I protect the community???? What if I dared them to. Would that work? I dare the ACLU to represent me as a card carrying member. Help me sue the family of the subject who forced me to shoot.

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