Sure. When I answered that question last week, I was referring to the fact that Darren Wilson was treated no differently in this investigation than other officers have been treated in any other investigation we have conducted or that I have conducted.
He received no special treatment and 1n terms of the investigation, the same legal and general procedural guidelines were followed in this investigation as they were in any other officer involved incident that I have conducted.
Having said that from the beginning, there were certain aspects of the investigation that were different. Typically we would do a walk-through at the scene with the individual involved in the incident, that wasn't possible 1n this particular instance based off of circumstances taking place at the scene. It wouldn't have been safe, I felt, for him to go back to the scene and do a walk-through at the scene. In a relatively short period of time, there was a significant amount of media attention that had been garnered regarding this incident and obviously, that can impact witnesses' statements if a witness sees media account of it, so that would have obviously impacted this investigation more so than previous investigations. The FBI and Department of Justice, obviously, began conducting a parallel investigation within a relatively short period of time. And that obviously lent itself to a variety of coordination issues that needed to happen, a variety of other laboratory reports that we would have needed to get, other methods of doing things. In that sense, there were things that we did differently.
And also just in terms of the sheer volume of work and the amount of witnesses that we contacted that was different in this particular instance, based on the amount of people that needed to be contacted, the amount of evidence that was presented. And so in some instances, I was at the same time as much a project manager as I was an investigator.
But ultimately there were a lot of things that were, I should say, different about this investigation, but it is nothing that would have impacted the integrity of the investigation or the manner 1n which Darren Wilson was treated, so I just wanted to clarify that.