Civil Liberties

FBI Examines New Audio from Michael Brown Shooting


Prosecutors say the FBI is trying to validate an audio recording that allegedly captured the police shooting of Michael Brown — including what sounds like a volley of six shots, a brief pause, and then another four or five shots. The unidentified man who made the recording says he was using a phone app to create a video text message at the same time the unarmed 18-year-old was killed in a midday confrontation with a cop in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9, according to his lawyer, Lopa Blumenthal. "He didn't know necessarily what was going on outside until later, and that's when he put two and two together and realized he may have recorded what was going on at the time," Blumenthal said.