Mike Brown's Criminal Record-Unproven!

Mike Brown’s Criminal Record-Unproven!

Summary of eRumor:

Reports have surfaced on the Internet that Mike Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer on August 9, 2014, had amassed a juvenile criminal record before the fatal altercation.

The Truth:

Authorities have refused to release official information about whether or not Mike Brown had a juvenile arrest record, so this eRumor was unproven as of August 22, 2014. 

The editor-in-chief of the website GotNews.com filed a lawsuit against St. Louis County to obtain Brown’s juvenile arrest record — if he does in fact have one — on August 21, 2014.

GotNews.com reported that two law enforcement contacts confirmed that Brown had been arrested before he turned 18, but it’s impossible to confirm that report until officials in St. Louis County release related police reports or court records.

Future updates will be posted here.

Posted 08/22/14