After promising to release the name of the officer involved in Michael Brown’s murder, the Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson followed through.
Darren Wilson, a police officer with six years experience, has been identified as the officer involved, according to a press conference Jackson held in front of the now defunct QuikTrip. Jackson told reporters and protestors that Wilson had a clean record while on the force.
Jackson also stated that at the same gas station, on the day of Brown’s murder, there was a “strong-armed robbery,” that Brown and his friend, Dorian Johnson were involved in. Police released security camera stills from robbery, noting that the 911 call came in around 11:51 a.m. Wilson was the responding officer on the scene, and according to reports, by 12:04 p.m., the shooting occured and Brown was dead.