Missouri Governor: Police 'Attempting to Besmirch' Mike Brown

Missouri Governor: Police 'Attempting to Besmirch' Mike Brown

Sunday on CBS’s “Face The Nation,” Gov. Jay Nixon (D-MO) said the local police “attempting to besmirch a victim of a shooting” by releasing a video of Michael Brown allegedly engaging in a “strong-arm” convenience store robbery.

“I think it had an incendiary effect,” Nixon said. “I mean, when you release picture and you clearly are attempting to besmirch a victim of a shooting, shot down in his own street, a young man and at the same time you’re releasing information to try to make it, to tarnish him, then properly, there was a lot of folks that were concerned about that, and I do think it flamed it back up and has caused us to have to deal with some of that.”

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