Audio that purportedly captured the moment of Michael Brown’s death is accurate, according to the company whose app recorded it.
Earlier this week, CNN aired the unverified recording. In it, six shots can be heard, followed by a pause and at least five more shots. The audio was allegedly recorded by accident on the video chat service Glide, by a man who lives near the scene of Michael Brown’s death.
The pause in the audio may complicate the police account of the shooting. Police have said that Brown was shot during a scuffle with Darren Wilson, the officer who killed him. Multiple witnesses have denied that a fight took place and said that Brown had his hands up when he was shot.
“I was very concerned about that pause,” the attorney for the man who recorded the audio said, “because it’s not just the number of gunshots, it’s how they’re fired and that has a huge relevance on how this case might finally end up.” Glide confirmed that the audio was recorded at 12:02:14 p.m, which lines up with the police timeline of Brown’s shooting.
The audio also may clarify how many shots were fired. An earlier autopsy found that Brown was shot 6 times.
The FBI is reportedly investigating the recording. Neither CNN nor NBC could independently confirm its veracity.
Brown, a black teenager, was shot by Wilson, a white police officer, on August 9th in Ferguson, Missouri. His death sparked weeks of protest.
Source: Huffington Post