In an open letter to St. Louis Post Dispatch’s editor Gilbert Bailon, attorney Benjamin Crump addresses the publication’s petition asking a family court to open Michael Brown’s juvenile record (if there is one). Crump, who represents Brown’s family, posted the letter–which suggests the publication is only trying to drive traffic to its website–on Twitter:
An open letter to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch regarding the juvenile records of Michael Brown, Jr. pic.twitter.com/AcxodOkz9G
— Benjamin Crump, Esq. (@attorneycrump) September 12, 2014
So there you have it. Michael Brown had no arrest record–and it wouldn’t really matter if he did.
Darren Wilson, meanwhile, remains free on paid leave more than one month after killing the unarmed 18-year-old.