Police officer who shot Michael Brown did NOT suffer a broken eye socket but he did go to hospital with a swollen face after deadly altercation. Updated.

  • Officer Darren Wilson did not suffer a broken eye socket as a result of his deadly confrontation, according to latest reports
  • On Tuesday it was reported that he had suffered an ‘orbital blowout fracture’
  • The officer was taken to a hospital with a badly swollen face following the shooting on August 9, but x-rays came back negative for any serious injury
  • Earlier reports had claimed that the officer was almost knocked unconscious by Brown’s blows

 

 

David McCormack
The Daily Mail [UK]
21 August 2014

Officer Darren Wilson did not suffer a broken eye socket as a result of his deadly confrontation with unarmed Ferguson, Missouri, teenager Michael Brown, according to latest reports.

In recent days, reports had emerged stating that Wilson, 28, was badly beaten and left with serious facial injuries following the fatal shooting in the St Louis suburb, including an eye socket fracture.

On Tuesday, The Gateway Pundit reported that the officer had suffered an ‘orbital blowout fracture’.

But CNN reported on Thursday that although the officer was taken to a hospital with a badly swollen face following the shooting on August 9, x-rays came back negative for any serious injury.

Earlier reports had claimed that the officer was almost knocked unconscious by Brown’s blows, according to the source…

…A police source has confirmed to MailOnline that Wilson was taken to hospital and treated for facial injuries sustained during the Brown incident but would not elaborate on the severity or nature of those injuries.

Last week, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson said Wilson had suffered swelling to the side of his face but gave few details of the injuries.

Wilson, a six-year veteran of the Ferguson force with a clean record, has not been arrested or charged with any crime…

 

 

The entire article is at The Daily Mail.

 

 

H/T Michael Yon on Facebook:

Ferguson: So much false reporting

The best thing to do at times like this is to revert to the Army checklist:

1) Right ear: switch to ON
2) Left ear: switch to ON
3) Right eye: switch to ON
4) Left eye: switch to ON
5) Mouth: switch to OFF
6) Keyboard: switch to OFF

 

 

Related: Dr. Thomas Sowell, The Media and the Mob. Those who admit they don’t know exactly what happened in Ferguson seem to be in the minority.

Those of us who admit that we were not there, and do not know what happened when Michael Brown was shot by a policeman in Ferguson, Mo., seem to be in the minority.

We all know what has happened since then — and it has been a complete disgrace by politicians, the media, and mobs of rioters and looters. Despite all the people who act as if they know exactly what happened, nevertheless, when the full facts come out, that can change everything.

This is why we have courts of law, instead of relying on the media or mobs. But politics is undermining law…

 

 
Update: Family friend tells WaPo: Yes, Darren Wilson did suffer an eye socket fracture

…Maybe the state can do something with forensics to show whether Brown was moving forward when he was hit, but if not, it’ll be a test of credibility between the prosecution’s witnesses and the defense’s. And it’s a heavy lift to get from there to “beyond a reasonable doubt,” especially if Wilson has medical records showing that Brown had already hit him hard enough to break bone…

 

 

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