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December 2nd, 2014
09:55 PM ET

Authorities investigating Michael Brown's stepfather for comments made after grand jury decision released

Ferguson police have launched an investigation into whether Michael Brown's stepfather, Louis Head, intended to incite riots.

In an emotional outburst shortly after the grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown was announced, Head yelled to the crowd, "Burn this motherf-er down!" and "Burn this bitch down!"

Police investigating if Michael Brown's stepfather intended to incite riot

Lesley McSpadden, Michael Brown’s mother, defended husband’s words saying

"He just spoke out of anger. It's one thing to speak, and it's a different thing to act. He did not act. He just spoke out of anger...When you're that hurt and the system has did you this wrong, you may say some things as well. We've all spoke out of anger before."

Later that night, angry protesters burned down several Ferguson businesses and vehicles. Could he be charged with attempting to incite those riots?

George Howell reports from Ferguson.

Former NYPD officer Daniel Bongino and CNN Tonight anchor Don Lemon are OutFront to discuss the comments.


Filed under: Ferguson • Michael Brown • News
December 2nd, 2014
09:16 PM ET

Transcripts show grand jury had questions about Michael Brown's marijuana use

St. Louis police are meeting to discuss the five players from the St. Louis Rams who walked onto the field Sunday with their "hands up."

The St. Louis County Police Department maintains the Rams apologized for the gesture, which the St. Louis Police Officers Association called "offensive and inflammatory," but the team denies it issued an apology.

The players' show of solidarity has become a rallying cry for protesters who maintain Michael Brown had his hands up when he was shot by Officer Darren Wilson.

But other witnesses and Wilson maintain that was not the case.

This comes as questions are being raised about whether the marijuana in Brown's system may have contributed to how the 18-year-old may have reacted that August afternoon.

Kyung Lah reports for OutFront.

CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta shares his take on marijuana and behavior


Filed under: Ferguson • Michael Brown • News
December 1st, 2014
11:05 PM ET

Eyewitnesses give conflicting accounts of Ferguson shooting

Protesters in Ferguson and nationwide point to eyewitness accounts that contradict Officer Darren Wilson's account that he shot Brown in self-defense.

But other eyewitnesses in this case offer a vastly different version of what happened that night.

How could eyewitness accounts of the same event vary so drastically?

CNN's Kyung Lah has more OutFront.


Filed under: Ferguson • Michael Brown • News
November 27th, 2014
12:39 AM ET

Prosecutor scrutinized for handling of Ferguson grand jury

There will be no special prosecutor appointed in the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown.

A spokesman for Missouri Governor Jay Nixon tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the governor will not name a special prosecutor to present a new case against Officer Darren Wilson to a different grand jury.

St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch has come under intense scrutiny for how he's handled this case.
Ed Lavandera is OutFront.


Filed under: Ferguson • Michael Brown • News
November 26th, 2014
11:39 PM ET

Attorney: Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson's career is over

The Mayor of Ferguson tells CNN that Darren Wilson is still with the police department on administrative leave and has not worked out any resignation.

OutFront, attorney for Officer Darren Wilson, Neil Bruntrager.


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