Michael Brown’s stepfather, Louis Head, is being investigated by police for possibly trying to instigate a riot after the grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, the officer responsible for the shooting death of Michael Brown.
Ferguson Police chief Tom Jackson confirmed on Tuesday, that the department is trying to assess whether there is any legitimacy to the fact that Head tried to incite a riot on Nov. 2.
Brown’s stepfather was heard screaming “Burn this —–down” to an already heated crowd of protesters after Robert McCulloch, the St. Louis County prosecutor read the grand jury’s decision.
During an interview with Fox News, the police chief also alluded to the fact that Head could face criminal charges. ‘We are pursuing (an investigation) into those comments, and there is a lot of discussion going on about that right now”. “But I really can’t get into that right now”.
Head’s public tirade was captured on video by The New York Times, and Jackson said that Ferguson police had spoken to some of the people who were in the area with Head but that Head himself has not been brought in for questioning.
Benjamin Crump, the attorney for the Brown Family acknowledged that Head’s rant was irresponsible but attributed it to the duress the family was under that night.