LA Times:Unrest in Ferguson, Mo., after police kill man: What you need to knowSubmitted by meekandmild on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:56
As unrest surrounding a police shooting in Missouri unfolds, here are some questions and answers about what has happened so far.
What touched off the outcry near St. Louis?
Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old who was about to begin college, was shot multiple times and killed Saturday afternoon in a confrontation with a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., a St. Louis suburb.
What do police say happened?
According to St. Louis County’s police chief: Brown was walking with a friend in the middle of the street when a Ferguson police officer tried to exit his vehicle. Brown pushed the officer back into the police car, then entered the car, and a struggle ensued over the officer’s weapon. A shot was fired inside the car. The officer and Brown then exited the vehicle, and the fatal shooting occurred.
What do witnesses say happened?
Dorin Johnson, a friend of Brown’s, told Fox 2 that he and Brown were walking in the street when the police car pulled up. The officer said to "get the eff onto the sidewalk," he recounted. Johnson said the officer reached out of the car window and grabbed Brown around the neck.