Lawyer urged prosecutor after Ferguson shooting: ‘Do the right thing’ for police

Emails to prosecutor’s office include rightwing article sent by investigator and plea from lawyer whose firm would later represent Michael Brown’s killer

An attorney whose firm represented the policeman who killed Michael Brown in Ferguson urged the local prosecutor a day after the 2014 shooting to “do the right thing” and said officers were depending on him, newly released records reveal.

Jerome Simon emailed the message to St Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch amid intense protests set off by Darren Wilson’s fatal shooting of Brown. McCulloch went on to preside over the controversial decision to not bring criminal charges against Wilson.

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