Gang-Style Photo of Michael Brown-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
A photograph of a young African-American man posing with a pistol and wad of cash in his mouth is alleged to be Michael Brown. Brown was the 18-year-old who was shot on August 9, 2014, during an altercation with a police officer in Ferguson, Mo.
The man in the photo was not Michael Brown, according to an August 19, 2014, article by Fox News affiliate KCTV, in Portland, Ore.
The article said that the man in the photo is Jodah Cain, who was arrested in 2013, along with his cousin, for conspiring to murder Cain’s great-grandmother. KCTV reported that the photo was posted online after Brown’s death and went viral after it appeared on the Facebook page of Kansas City Police Officer Marc Catron along with his comment, “I’m sure young Michael Brown is innocent and just misunderstood. I’m sure he is a pillar of the Ferguson community.”
Catron is facing an internal investigation for violating social media policies of the Kansas City Police Department.