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Missouri police wearing 'I am Darren Wilson' bracelets

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 09:31
Officer wearing an On September 23, a photo emerged on the Instagram page of mediablackoutusa which showed a police officer in Ferguson, MO, wearing an "I am Darren Wilson" bracelet. The image sparked outrage and quickly went viral.

Captain Ron Johnson responded to questions about the bracelets in a press conference yesterday:

Johnson: “I think that that was not a statement of law enforcement, that wearing of that was an individual statement. I do expect that our officers, this unified command and all those that respond, respond in a professional manner and that when we wear this uniform, we understand that we’ve got a professional standard that we adhere to.”

Woman: “Do you agree with them wearing them? Or would you disagree with them?”

Johnson: “We will have conversations with those agencies after this meeting.”

In related news, Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson has issued an apology to the family of Michael Brown.
In a video message, Ferguson, Missouri, Police Chief Thomas Jackson issued an apology Thursday to slain teen Michael Brown's parents, saying, "I'm truly sorry for the loss of your son. I'm also sorry that it took so long to remove Michael from the street." He also issued an apology to any peaceful demonstrators who feel he didn't do "enough to protect their constitutional right to protest." Eyeroll.