The parents of Michael Brown weighed in on the shooting disrupting peaceful protests last night in Ferguson.
After the 12am Thursday shooting of two police officers outside of the municipal building in Ferguson Missouri, an investigation has been underway into the day, and the parents of slain teen Michael Brown have released a related statement.
In an image of the statement sourced by ABC News, it reads:
The family of Michael Brown Jr. condemns this morning’s senseless shooting of two Ferguson police officers.
We reject any kind of violence deemed toward members of law enforcement. It cannot and will not be tolerated. We specifically denounce the actions of stand-alone agitators who unsuccessfully attempt to derail the otherwise peaceful and non-violent movement that has emerged throughout this nation to confront police brutality and to forward the cause of equality under the law for all.
We must work together to bring peace to our communities.
Our thoughts and prayers remain with the officers injured during this morning’s shooting, and their families.
The officers were treated and released Thursday, but one still has a bullet remaining just to the side of his right ear.
St. Louis County officials surrounded a house Thursday morning as part of the investigation, removing two individuals for questioning. The home is about four blocks west of the police department. Officers went in with dogs about 9:30 a.m. According to the St. Louis Post, a neighbor said two men were brought out of the home, as well as a woman who rents the home also brought out in handcuffs.
-Curt Cramer (@CurtisRemarc)