Patrol Captain Johnson tells Brown family "I'm sorry"
Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 01:35
Patrol Captain Ron Johnson, entrusted by the Missouri governor with restoring order, tells Michael Brown's family ''I'm sorry.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION)
Patrol Captain Ron Johnson stood in front of a rally held by civil rights activist Al Sharpton and apologized on Sunday (August 17) to the Brown family for the shooting death of their eighteen-year-old son.
"I want to start of by talking to Mike Brown's family. I want them to know my heart goes out to you, and I say that I'm sorry. I wear this uniform, and I should stand up here and say that I'm sorry," Johnson said to a cheering audience.
"This is my neighborhood, you are my family, you are my friends, and I am you. And I will stand and protect you -- I will protect your right to protest," Johnson went on to say.
Eighteen-year-old Michael Brown, who was black, was shot by white police officer Darren Wilson on August 9.
Patrol Captain Ron Johnson has been entrusted by the governor with restoring order in the city of Ferguson.
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