Yesterday, after reports that a mysterious fire had been set to a Michael Brown memorial , a photo allegedly depicting a Ferguson, Mo., police officerwearing an “I am Darren Wilson” bracelet, in support of the officer who shot and killed Brown, began to circulate on social media.
The photo was first published on the Instagram account MediaBlackOutUSA. In a press conference today, Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson confirmed the bracelets’ existence and argued that they were a personal statement for the officers wearing them, BuzzFeed reports. “I think that was not a statement of law enforcement. I think wearing that was an individual statement,” he reportedly said.
According to St. Louis alderman Antonio French, Johnson also said he would “have a talk” with whatever agency the bracelet-wearing officers work for.
On-duty Missouri cops wear ‘I am Darren Wilson’ bracelets: highway captain
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