Seriously, you cop haters expected this police officer to simply sit there and do nothing to protect himself? No part of the cop's testimony (shown below) was proven wrong in the grand jury proceedings.
The Post's sources interviewed in recent days said Wilson testified that he stopped his police SUV and opened the door to approach Brown, but the 18-year-old used both hands to slam the door shut, trapping him in his patrol vehicle. Brown then reached through the open window and began to repeatedly punch the officer in the face, Wilson testified.
The officer said he reached for his gun to defend himself, but Brown grabbed it and let go only after it fired twice. Two casings from Wilson's gun were recovered from the police SUV, the sources said.
After he was shot in the altercation at the vehicle, Brown fled with Johnson, and Wilson testified that he ordered Brown to stop and lower himself to the ground. Instead, Brown turned and moved toward the officer, the sources said. Wilson said he feared that Brown, who was 6-foot-4 and weighed nearly 300 pounds, would overpower him, so he repeatedly fired his gun.
Brown was shot at least six times, according to all three autopsies that have been conducted.
The Post-Dispatch, in a story on Wilson's account of the incident published early Wednesday, cited a single "source with knowledge of his statements" in providing additional details. The story said Wilson testified that during the struggle at the SUV, Brown pressed the barrel of his gun against the officer's hip and attempted to prevent Wilson from reaching the trigger. According to Wilson's testimony, the Post-Dispatch said, Brown was running toward Wilson when he was fatally shot and his hands were not up.
The source also told the newspaper that Wilson told jurors he was trapped in the front seat and could not use his pepper spray to subdue Brown because the officer would have also incapacitated himself. His baton was also out of reach, at the back of his utility belt, pinned between his body and the seat. He also did not have a stun gun, so he drew his gun, the Post-Dispatch reported.
The autopsy says that Brown was shot in the forehead, twice in the chest and once in the upper right arm. The fatal wound to Brown's head indicates that he was leaning or falling forward, and the path of a sixth shot, which hit Brown's forearm and traveled from the back of his arm to his inner arm, means that Brown's palms were not facing Wilson in an act of surrender, according to analysts cited by the Post-Dispatch.