Riverfront Times Seeks Juvenile Records for Officer Darren Wilson

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A 2002 yearbook photo of juvenile Darren Wilson.
In response to a number of inquiries today, the Riverfront Times confirms that it is seeking the juvenile records of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, the man who shot and killed Michael Brown.

After the Post-Dispatch announced Friday that it is seeking the juvenile records for Brown, many people on Twitter asked that the same scrutiny be placed upon Wilson, who is currently under investigation for the shooting death of the unarmed 18-year-old man.

This is just one avenue of many in our continuing commitment to cover a significant news story for our community.

We have taken this action as a professional news organization, independently and not in conjunction with any other organization, as we seek to report facts and not rely on innuendo or speculation.

Continue on for the Post-Dispatch's announcement that it's seeking the Brown's juvenile records.

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qball
qball

ok so i have read a couple of the comments some of you have made. And its funny to se that their are people that live in fantasy island. There alot of police in these small municipalities that have terrible police records. Alot of them jump from town to town. Most of them could never get hired on at st.louis county. There was one that they had found to be on probation for possesion of drugs. So i think its a good idea to see what he may have or not have on his record. Jstice is to suppose to be transparent. If there is nothing to hide then there is nothing to worry about. 

KITTY
KITTY

Chad Garrison, you should be ashamed of yourself for pulling such a racist stunt. Anything to appease the looters and rioters, never once asking for real total justice. ONLY justice for Michael Brown. How fucking pathetic. You have no credibility. Furthermore, a thorough background check is done on all people who apply to be police officers. Had Wilson had anything bad in his background, he wouldn't been hired. Your continuing commitment to cover a significant news story is slanted and biased. And to say the RFT is a professional news organization is the biggest fucking joke of all time. It's a pitiful rag not worth lining the bird cage or wiping one's ass on!

Kenny Pitts
Kenny Pitts

Wow. Will the stupidity over this case ever stop?

Luke David McGowan
Luke David McGowan

yea once again may I remind you all that RFT is a BLOG. It is not, never has been, and never will be a legitimate news source. RFT started as a party and events BLOG. That is all this is...stop reading it.

Chuddie Dunn
Chuddie Dunn

They wanted MIKE BROWN juvenile record and it was ok with people!!!!!!! Now they want to see Darren juvenile record it's a problem!!!!!!!!!

Carol Struckman
Carol Struckman

Just another rag paper......My dog likes to pee on it....

George Culp
George Culp

How come?? You out to hang him too ????

Christine Leighton Fka Wilson
Christine Leighton Fka Wilson

You know I USED to go out of my way to read the RFT..... but if you idiots think a cop would have a BAD record (juvenile) or not and still more make it on the force your sorely mistaken! The headline on this story is just ridiculous! Ps this will be my last post on RTF I BAN YOU from my life, peddle your freedom of speech somewhere else!

Chris Bergh
Chris Bergh

Another Klan rally on an RFT page. Keep up the good work RFT, you're making these racists hopping mad!

Doug Stephens
Doug Stephens

Its a cop's duty to take a bullet so a civilian doesn't. Too many cops forget this, and end up using their guns way too often when simple words, or at most a taser, can solve the problem. The Riverfront Times has every right to request Wilson's juvenile record, since Brown's was released. Justice can only come when all the information is known, which is why defense lawyers will always try to get a crucial bit of information that could give their defendant a guilty verdict rendered inadmissible in court. Prosecutors do the same thing, trying to get that crucial bit of info that could exonerate the defendant, rendered inadmissible.

Del Booker
Del Booker

I'm sure they will. That's what happened w/Mike Brown's records.

Mark Swain
Mark Swain

That only proves that people really need to get lives

Robert Gordon
Robert Gordon

I don't know why they are trying to have a trial. Michael Brown was obviously a "gentle giant" just minding his own business and helping little old ladies cross the street before he and his friend stopped for some cigars to celebrate Michael's coming college years. But then, taking advantage of the daylight so all witnesses could see his actions clearly, the evil, white, (obviously) racist young cop stopped his car for no reason, got in a physical fight with the 6' 4", 280 lb. young man and then blew Michael's brains out for kicks and grins. You'd have to be a racist white guy who hates gentle giants to see it any other way. And on top of that, it's Bush's fault and Obama should be added to the bible and Mt. Rushmore.

Rob Blayney
Rob Blayney

The media will do anything for viewers and readers - including installing racism into something where there really was no racism.

Mark Alan McRoberts
Mark Alan McRoberts

I would like to see Wilson's school records especially his disciplinary records. Two can play at this game.

Paul Pittman
Paul Pittman

All you assholes talking about how terrible RFT is, stop commenting and try just going the fuck away.

rwp1963
rwp1963

Why is this still news? How many were just killed in "Norf" St.Lou?

Grani'Dawn Blaylock Hosp
Grani'Dawn Blaylock Hosp

OK....NOW this is really getting IGNORANT!!! AND CHILDISH GAMES WE PLAY!!!! I guess you have nothing relevant to report RFT???

Kenneth Lee M
Kenneth Lee M

A juvenile record of someone who JUST turned 18 can be unsealed in a major crime if there is relevancy. The juvenile record of a man I believe is in his 30s. Doesn't hold much relevancy. .. what happened 10-15 years ago, not as relevant as the last 1 to 2 years

Valerie Joy Muti
Valerie Joy Muti

I think the heading is a bit condescending and facetious. Thank god you're only good for lining my chicks' brooding box..

Nita Mataya
Nita Mataya

This is so dumb really everybody saw that mike brown rob that store an strong arm the sales clerk so what's your point river times

Dave Brown
Dave Brown

His juvenile record is private and of no value to anyone.

Patty Zubal
Patty Zubal

Kinda sad how many people don't get it.

Lisa Foster
Lisa Foster

As a kid? Mike was a kid less than a year ago think before u speak

Lisa Foster
Lisa Foster

We'll I'm pretty sure ur record has to be clean to even join the police academy..RFT find something else to do with ur life BYE FELICIA

Crispin Declue-Smith
Crispin Declue-Smith

No but his mother robbed alot of people and no one shot her dead. Go figure

Chris Richardson
Chris Richardson

Ugh...fuck you liberal idiots! Do you always report on one side? Do you even know how to be unbiased at all?

Vince Laskowski
Vince Laskowski

Yyyyeah.... rft, in the last couple years I've really questioned why anyone would ever listen to anything to you post or write. I have finally concluded over the last couple weeks that you are directing everything you do to morons, and you have totally turned your back on people that actually have a rational thought once in a while. I'm done with you, for real...

Scott Shoemaker
Scott Shoemaker

Will you report nothing found. Clean record. No offenses. ?

mitts24
mitts24

You don't know much. It's been around before the internet.   And is still in print.   You don't know what your talking about.   That is all...you can stop reading.

mitts24
mitts24

Is that why you're hear commenting on a story?

aspicer
aspicer

I think you are thinking of the secret service is supposed to take a bullet for the President of the US. I don't think it is a requirement anywhere that a cop has to take a bullet or get killed so that a civilian doesn't. Try to protect and serve, yes, but taking bullets for civilians NOT!

This juvenile records crap is a waste of time ... If a trial ever commences on this - that stuff will be excluded anyway.

digital_illusions_29
digital_illusions_29

Completely agree Robert, thank you for posting this.  Maybe those who support that pathetic bastard of a cop will wake up and get a reality check, instead of just pointing fingers at Michael Brown saying it's 100% his fault and he is better dead, blah blah blah

dwalk2008
dwalk2008

Oh, there's racism alright and its so embarrassing just read comments and what those Cardinal Fans were screaming. All I can say is the hoods have come off and ALL of the St. Louis area will suffer greatly because it. What a bunch of Yahoo's  we have here. The most seriously problem is these idiots don't even know they are being racist because its so deeply ingrained. Truth is, the most racist areas have the worst urban (Black Communities),there a big correlation.



dwalk2008
dwalk2008

Doesn't matter. what matters is, did that kid have the right to be walking in the neighborhood he lived and did the officer have the right to stop them because the were a group of Black young men walking?


Secondly, a thorough investigation into if the gun supposedly found was planted at the scene by the policeman?

aspicer
aspicer

@digital_illusions_29 What @Robert Gordon wrote was in JEST ... it is opposites day. What he means is what he believes is the opposite of what he wrote and he is just highlighting how ridiculous that mindset actually is.

aspicer
aspicer

@digital_illusions_29 Um, he was being facetious. He meant the exact opposite of what he actually said. It was a tongue-in-cheek.

aspicer
aspicer

@mitts24 @aspicer @digital_illusions_29 The MB fans are saying the same thing with different words expecting some kind of results to magically appear from repetition and stupid stunts at different places.

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