The St. Louis Post Dispatch is reporting that Dorian Johnson, the man who was with Michael Brown when the Ferguson police officer killed Mr. Brown, will be talking to the FBI and St. Louis County Prosecutor's Office today regarding what he saw and heard:
A young man who said he was there when a Ferguson police officer fatally shot Michael Brown will talk to authorities today, his lawyer said.
Dorian Johnson, 22, has repeatedly told media since Saturday that the officer instigated the confrontation by ordering them to “get the F on the sidewalk” and by grabbing Brown, 18, in the throat. Johnson has refuted the statement by St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar that Brown reached in the car and struggled for the officer’s gun.
Johnson’s statement is significant to what the public has heard about the case. Because he says he was walking with Brown in the street on Saturday, and encountered the police officer together with Brown, he would be the closest eyewitness to the shooting.
Johnson’s lawyer, Freeman Bosley Jr., the former mayor of St. Louis, said this morning he was on his way to pick up his client to talk to the FBI and to St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch.