Good morning. It is November 11th, Happy Veterans Day everybody, and it is 8:42 a.m.
So we had originally planned we were going to go to 2:30 today. As I've mentioned to you in the past because we are drawing kind of near the end, it is difficult sometimes for me to get enough people to fill your day. Today might be one of those days where we get done early. But originally I had scheduled an officer to come in at 8:30 this morning, he was going to talk to you about he actually measured Darren Wilson's car and so forth and photographed it.
He called me on the way to work this morning he said he's a crime scene detective and he is right now at a crime scene. And so he asked if I could push his testimony off three or four hours. I said, well, just text me when you're done and we'll see where we are.
I have photographs that he took of the vehicle and then I also have a sheet of paper that actually was, I think, emailed to me quite some time ago with the measurements on it that he had taken.
Urn, and so what I would propose to do is that I believe it might be helpful for you to have those things prior to going down and looking at the car, just for your own sake.
And so if anybody has an objection to that, you know, I would like to hear. My thought was I could give you those photographs and the measurements and then you all can go look at the car. And then when you come back, if you have questions for that officer, you know, we can get him in later this morning and you can ask questions about what he did.
You know the only thing he was going to testify to, yeah, I took these photographs and, yeah, I took these measurements. So, you know, unless you had additional questions for him, that's kind of, you know what I mean, it is not like really earth shattering.
So that's my proposal that if you are ready, I will get that stuff for you because I didn't bring it in here yet to make a copy of measurements for everybody.
Pass the photographs around so you can kind of look at them before you go out there and then you go out and examine the vehicle and you take the time that you need to do that.
Our investigator has made, he has a couple of steps that he made so he'll give you those for you to use if you want to do some of your own investigation. And then at 10:30, I have scheduled the field training officer for Darren Wilson when he was an officer at Jennings. You asked about that a little bit ago, I contacted him, he is coming in at 10:30.
I will probably do a very brief questioning of him and what his duties and responsibilities are, and then you can ask him questions that you think you need to ask.
And then I have, we have the physician's assistant coming in. She can't be here till 1:00. Again, we maybe have a gap there and so she will be here at 1:00 and she will be the last witness of the day.
Urn, in the meantime, while you're gone examining the vehicle, Sheila and I talked about it and we thought we don't have actually the physical evidence over here at our office yet. That is a plan before this is all done you are going to be able to look at things that you want to look at.
There's, we're not going to have discs brought over, there is no point in looking at a disc because there are lot of discs in evidence.
We do have the clothing of Michael Brown, which is, as you would imagine is bloody, it is dried, but it is still bloody. Those are packaged and in a box. We'll bring that box over for you, but if you all want to open the box and look at it, we're going to have to get you gloves and masks and stuff like that to do that.
But everything else that is in evidence like the gun, shell casings, the bullets, things that, you know, the sandals, the bracelets, you know, things that were seized, we're going to have those all in a room for you to examine as much as you want.
And then in the meantime, though, I thought Sheila and I had said it might be time, that you could spend working while you are gone examining the vehicle, I could put out a lot of these photographs that we've seen over time, crime scene photographs, and that way, you know, as you are sitting here, if we're waiting for the next witness, you all can kind of pass those around and look at them at your leisure or talk about them just so you're not sitting here twiddling your thumbs.
And then have you all thought any more, because like I said, we are nearing the end. Are there any additional witnesses that you think you need to hear from or would like me to try to get in, other than as I mentioned, we're still, there is still about four or five lay people who, you know, have given some kind of statement in the past about having seen something, we are trying to get them in.
So we may or may not get all or none of them in before this is over, but is there anyone else that y'all would like to hear from or if you would like to recall a witness, we'll need to know so I can get that scheduled before, you know, we conclude everything.
So y'all can talk about that while you are looking at photographs and stuff too. If there is any additional people you like or again, if you want to hear all of the witnesses' testimony is on an audio disc. We have transcripts of that, so if you want to review somebody's testimony while you're here, we can certainly play that for you or just give you a transcript or whatever you need to review things, okay.
So with that being said, I guess we'll take a recess or brief break now while everybody gets their coats on and I'll get and and we'll get you over there to look at the vehicle.
And just so you all understand for the record, this is not Darren Wilson's vehicle, this is another Tahoe that's the same make, year and model as Darren Wilson's because the door, as I explained, is still not on Darren Wilson's vehicle, but the measurements that I have, actually, don't get your coats on yet. I told you I was going to get you the pictures and the measurements.
So we'll take a recess now and I'll go get those and when you are ready to go over and look at the vehicle, we'll get and to take.