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DOJ Condemns Leaks of Ferguson Shooting Evidence

October 23, 2014  | 

With a grand jury decision looming on whether a white police officer should face charges in the killing of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo., the investigation has sprung a few leaks.

New details from the inquiry into Michael Brown’s Aug. 9 death — all provided by unidentified sources and which seem to support Officer Darren Wilson’s story of what happened that day — have emerged in St. Louis and national news outlets in recent days.

The U.S. Department of Justice condemned the leaks Wednesday as “irresponsible and highly troubling” and told the Los Angeles Times, “There seems to be an inappropriate effort to influence public opinion about this case.”


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UncleMike @ 10/23/2014 4:46 PM

“There seems to be an inappropriate effort to influence public opinion about this case.”
EXCUSE ME!!!!
Who the Hell was in Ferguson stirring the pot right after the shooting???
The AJ and his butt licking staff, that's who.
They're just honked off because their attempts to influence Public Opinion have been shown to be the BS that they are!!!

Chuck @ 10/23/2014 5:05 PM

Holder and his herd can suck a fatty. These tools are just upset because they didn't get to the evidence first and alter or lose it to make it fit their play. I want to see just how fast all these freaks are going to post a formal apology (yea right, not thinking hell is freezing over just yet) for all the damage they have done.

Tom Ret @ 10/23/2014 5:06 PM

DOJ objects because the truth is coming out contrary to their contrived theory of the black kid shot in the street for j walking with his hands up. Holder did not want the video of the store robbery released either as it paints a different picture than what he is peddling.

kevCopAz @ 10/23/2014 5:14 PM

100% agree with you LEOs! This is NEVER said when the race baiters are spreading their said outside of the investigation, NEVER!. DOJ is pissed because the truth is slipping out and they can't control it the way they would spin it! This is so very obvious. Want to bet the DOJ will do "a complete investigation" as to the leaks since those leaks don't play to their tune and makes Brown out to be the POS that he was! I HATE DOJ (attest Holders DOJ) I c ant wait till Holder, the politico/criminal that he is leaves office. I pray that the next administration looks hard and fast at "fast & Furious" and criminal prosecution comes about that as well as IRS and others. Only today it cam out that more criminals then first reported by INS were released, murderers, rapists drug sellers etc, all by OBAMA & Holder. Unlashed to commit additional crime against citizens, and by tricking illegals!

TheRookie @ 10/23/2014 5:22 PM

"Card Carrying" Erica` von With-Holder @ Dept. of No-Justice is the biggest leak they have. But when it goes against his & cronies objective(s) they cry, "foul." What about Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry you're complicit to killing With-Holder? What about all the other people that died & have been wounded by you & your DOJ's gun running to the Drug Cartels? Eric With-Holder & his Dept. of No-Justice are rube scumbag Law Enforcement hating traitors.

rob @ 10/23/2014 5:24 PM

I must have missed it when obama and holder flocked to browns family openly discussing their "police brutality" stories. Facts should and do come to light. the doj wishes to paint officer wilson as a violet race hater who took a "inncocent defenseless potential honor student" life, when that does not seem to be the case.

Steve @ 10/23/2014 5:59 PM

Did the DOJ complain about all the misinformation that was being put out by Brown supporters that helped incite riots? The other man who was also killed reportedly had a sandwich his family, friends, and news media all ran around yelling he only had a sandwich which caused more rioting. Now scientific proof has shown he was armed with a gun. Holder will be one of the first to speak out against the ruling if the officer in Ferguson is found to be justified. He knew as acting AG he would be limited on his criticism because he would have to support the ruling being part of the justice system. Now that he is on the way out the door he will be leading the charge with Sharpton, Jackson.

Mike Thiac @ 10/23/2014 6:00 PM

I've been a cop for 16 years and it completely disgust me when I hear someone refer to this race baiter as the "Chief Law Enforcement Officer" of the United States. In the time he's been in office, around 700 law enforcement officers have fallen in the line of duty and I don't recall Eric attending one funeral. But his ass will go straight to the funeral of street thug and stir up resentment against the cops. Can't wait until his ass his gone and the only time I will like to see him again is when he's being indicted for corruption charges.

Tom Ret @ 10/23/2014 6:03 PM

As KevCopAz above points out, of the 2200 illegals released last year for cost cutting with assurances that only low level criminals were released, it has come to light that this is not true. In fact, hard core criminals were released. This goes way beyond incompetence. DOJ has no credibility.

Concerned Citizen @ 10/23/2014 6:39 PM

Since when as leaking truthful information become a crime? We're living in 1984 Where Telling The Truth is Revolutionary! I'm glad the info was leaked. It's not like you can trust the media anyway! The media helped create the riots and the Gentle Giant Mythos of brown.

It was the Large Black populous that wanted to Lynch a Cop based on the Color of his skin (White.) Not based on FACTS! It was the Large Black population acting like the KKK Lynching an innocent black man.

It's the Pot calling the kettle "Black". You can't trust Holder and O. They thrive on Chaos and the suffering of others. Sociopaths or Narcissists it doesn't matter what the color of their skin is. Both have mental disorders and don't mind breaking a few eggs to reach their ungodly goals.

Retired LA Marshal/Sherif @ 10/23/2014 6:56 PM

DOJ: YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!!!!

Capt. Crunch @ 10/23/2014 6:58 PM

I think Obama and Holder owe Officer Wilson an apology.

Bill @ 10/23/2014 8:17 PM

As if the DOJ actually has any credibility. Pffft.

RetiredChief @ 10/23/2014 10:10 PM

DOJ under the current regime has gone to the other side. They are anything but honest and objective. About the only thing they are good at is race baiting.

Bill @ 10/23/2014 10:24 PM

Yeah, they pretty much failed at the race-baiting thing. Sure, there's a couple dingleberrys hanging on, but not many are buying that ticket. Which is odd, considering the consequence ofbeing wrong in this matter.
On the other hand, only a liberal tells a liberal how awesome they are.

Hal Campbell @ 10/23/2014 10:36 PM

It is a joke that Holder, et al, Sharpton and Jackson try to make a racial action out of everything that happens in America that involves a black person. Holder and the DJ crowd are hacked off because the truth is being leaked and it weakens their racial assertion that the white officer was in the wrong!

Let's stop this crap and get down to justice for all, instead of only for the blacks that march with the blessing of Obama, Holder and crowd!

Tom @ 10/24/2014 5:26 AM

I can't believe the political correct BS coming from DOJ. If it had not been for our federal government stirring the pot in the 1st place, things may have never got so far out of hand. Trying to use past racial issues in Ferguson or the number of white police officers on that department, has nothing to do with this specific incident. Let the Grand Jury make their decision, and DOJ keep your nose out of local affairs, unless there is good reason. In this case so far, you have done nothing but stir up the local residents. The proof is the next incident, when the police are condemed for shooting a man attacking them with a "loaded" sandwich. Law Enforcementg in this area are now wrong, even it they are right. Good job DOJ and good job national media, you really know how to stir things up !

XXXXXX @ 10/24/2014 8:46 AM

Oh you silly LEO's. How else do you think we can get our base out to vote? Sometimes you have to mix up the paint to create a larger picture.

132&Bush @ 10/25/2014 5:02 PM

Can anyone give me an idea how much it would cost me to get most of the Ferguson Cops to quit or at least transfer and relocate. Want to put it down on my list of things to do if my lottery numbers get in.

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