Newly-released video of Michael Brown may shed light on what happened in the hours before Brown was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. The new footage just released from the documentary “Stranger Fruit” shows Michael Brown hours before his death and could change the narrative around the events that led to his death.
One of the filmmakers, Jason Pollock,said he believes the footage shows Brown trading a small amount of marijuana for a pack of cigarillos around 1 a.m. on Aug. 9, 2014. The video doesn’t clearly show what was exchanged, but shows Brown leaving behind the cigarillos.
Previously released surveillance video shows Brown strong-arming the store’s co-owner, Andy Patel, and pushing him as he left the store during the second visit. Patel reaffirmed his version of events on Sunday, telling the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Brown “grabbed the cigarillos and stole them.”