Another police officer down…another tragedy for the law enforcement community. But why did ABC News have to make it about the debunked Michael Brown ‘hands up’ narrative and police brutality?
Officer Blake Snyder, 33, was shot point-blank after encountering the man accused of causing the disturbance, Police Chief Jon Belmar said. The 18-year-old man who shot Snyder was inside a car, and a second officer who arrived moments later fired at the suspect, hitting him several times, Belmar said…
…Relations between police and residents in St. Louis County have been closely watched since 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was black and unarmed, was fatally shot during an August 2014 confrontation with Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer who was not charged and later resigned.
Green Park, which has about 2,600 residents, is about 24 miles south of Ferguson.
Brown’s death led to months of protests that grew violent at times and was a catalyst for the national Black Lives Matter movement and debate over police treatment of minorities. The shooting also prompted a federal investigation into Ferguson’s police department and municipal court.