When it comes down to it, the physical and scientific evidence does not lie.
Explosive evidence heard by the grand jury in the Michael Brown shooting case has been released following the panel’s decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
The evidence, unveiled by St Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch, includes the testimony of 28-year-old Wilson after he fatally shot the unarmed black 18-year-old on August 9.
It also features never-before seen photos of the white officer’s injuries, clothing and car – from which he fired two rounds at Brown – witness statements and more than 1,000 other legal documents.
It comes just hours after McCulloch announced that the jury of seven men and five women found that ‘no probable cause exists’ to indict Wilson in the shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.
In his testimony, the officer described the moment he gunned down Brown – minutes after the ‘aggressive’ teenager taunted him by saying: ‘You’re too much of a f****** p***y to shoot me’.
Wilson also describes the moment he says he felt overpowered by 6 foot 5, Brown, who weighed upwards of 300 pounds.
‘When I grabbed him, the only way I can describe it is I felt like a five-year-old holding Hulk Hogan.’
Recounting how he shot six bullets into his body, Wilson told police: ‘One of those, however many of them, hit him in the head, and he went down right there.’
The officer said he was completely calm when he stopped Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson as they walked in a Ferguson street and told them: ‘Hey guys, why don’t you walk on the sidewalk?’
The pair then replied they were nearly home, prompting Wilson to say: ‘Okay, but what’s wrong with the sidewalk?’. In a fit of anger, Johnson then reportedly responded: ‘F*** what you have to say’.