Official evidence released on Monday revealed that one of the witnesses to the police killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown held self-admitted racist views, recorded in a journal entry on the day of the shooting.
“Well I’m gonna take my random drive to Florissant. Need to understand the Black race better so I stop calling Blacks Niggers and Start calling them People,” the witness wrote in an Aug. 9 journal entry that was first flagged by Huffington Post’s Jason Cherkis.
The journal entry of “Witness 40” was one document included in the docket of evidence released by St. Louis Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch’s office Monday.
Later on in the entry the witness appears to describe the final moments between Brown and Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson.
“Cop took a couple steps forward then backward and the gun went off 2 more times,” the witness wrote. “The last one on the top of the kids (sic) head. Omg the blood.”
McCulloch announced on Monday night that Wilson would not be charged in the Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown.