By: Paishance Welch Dec 3rd
St Louis County, MO- What may have been only words of anger may cost Louis Head a little more than he bargained for.
Police are investigating Michael Brown’s step-father, Louis Head, for his actions hours after a grand jury’s decision not to indicted police officer Darren Wilson. Wilson, who recently resigned from the force, shot and killed 18 year old, Michael Brown, on August 9th. Wilson was responding to a local robbery. He was also unaware that Brown was the accused robber.
Just hours after the court’s decision, Louis Head yelled out to a crowd of angry protestors to
“Burn this B**** down!” It did not take long for arsons, robberies, and mass destruction to houses on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri.
In an interview on the “Today’s Show” Leslie Mcspadden, Michael Brown’s mother, shared her thoughts on Head’s actions:
“He was just emotional. I don’t feel that he stirred the crowd. The crowd was already stirred, its been stirring since August 9th.”
Louis attorney, Art Margulus, also spoke in his defense:
“I think it would be very hard to prove, with everything that was going on. Forgive me for repeating this but this [riot] was well underway. I think it would be very difficult to get witnesses to testify against him.”
Despite the rage and turmoil that barricades the family’s hearts, it has recently been reported that Louis Head has come forward with an apology of his then actions. He says he is “sorry” for his outburst to demonstrators after learning that his step son’s killer, Darren Wilson, would not be penalized for fatally shooting his unarmed son. He also stated that “emotions got the best of me”
Officials say that the investigation more than likely will go no further due to the fact that it would simply be a difficult yet tedious task to prove that the words of Louis Head could cause such an uproar.