#Ferguson police now wearing body cameras following #MikeBrown incident


Members of the Ferguson Police department wear body cameras during a rally August 30, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.(AFP Photo / Aaron P. Bernstein)

Following the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer, which sparked three weeks of protests and violence, officers in Ferguson, Missouri, are now wearing body cameras to film their work.

Members of the Ferguson Police department wear body cameras during a rally August 30, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.(AFP Photo / Aaron P. Bernstein)
Members of the Ferguson Police department wear body cameras during a rally August 30, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.(AFP Photo / Aaron P. Bernstein)

There have been conflicting reports over exactly what transpired between Brown and Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on August 9, with some witnesses claiming that the unarmed black teenager was attempting to surrender at the time of being shot, while others say he was struggling with the officer in an apparent attempt to seize Wilson’s revolver.

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