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A couple of diaries have reported the release of the shockingly terse "incident report" for Michael Brown's death, from the St. Louis County police, in response to FOIA requests. The prosecuting attorney is now saying that since the investigation was turned over to the County, there is no Ferguson incident report.

This is, however, false. The incident report on the convenience store theft (which incidentally nowhere calls it a robbery) references two incidence reports for the Brown shooting: one from the County, 2014-43984, which matches the number of the just released county document, and one from Ferguson PD, 2014-12391. The citations are made on page 7 of the material on the NYT link.

It is perhaps possible that an incident report number was reserved for a Ferguson report, and the officer filing the cigar theft report noted the number of a report that had yet to be written, and in the end never was.  But as it stands there's a glaring discrepancy between what McCulloch is now saying, and what the FPD said when they released the cigar theft report to the media. It doesn't inspire great confidence in the objectivity of what McCulloch is going to present to the grand jury.

(Apologies for the brevity of this diary. I was afraid the information would be lost in the volume of other comments if I didn't highlight it this way.)

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