with Janee Woods
Darren Wilson has been identified by the Ferguson police department as the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown.
In the past hour I have heard conflicting statements about Officer Wilson’s racial identity. Some people say he is white. Others say he is black. I have based my understanding of what happened on the eyewitness statements which say that he is white. You can watch news interviews of the two witnesses here.
I am in contact with a friend who works at Amnesty International and is currently in Ferguson to conduct nonviolence trainings for the community. An Amnesty researcher is currently investigating this discrepancy. I will let you know what I find out.
And I will also write another post addressing the reports about Michael Brown being a suspect in a convenience store robbery after I read more about this development.
UPDATE: I haven’t heard back from my friend at Amnesty yet but this CNN article states: “Brown was African-American; Wilson is white.” CNN could be mistaken in its reporting but I think this article is probably reliable.