Correct, Michael Brown's initial offense was that he walking on the street instead of the sidewalk.
"But for some experts, the shooting and the events that preceded it raised broader policy questions, particularly about how officers engage with communities they patrol. In his initial encounter with Mr. Brown and his friend in the street, Officer Wilson never exited his vehicle, voicing commands through the window of his cruiser instead.
âoeThe notion of riding through neighborhoods yelling, âGet up on the curbâ(TM) or âGet out of the street,â(TM) is not where you want your officers to be,â Mr. Bealefeld said. âoeYou want them out of their cars, engaging the public and explaining to people what it is you are trying to do. Drive-by policing is not good for any community.â
Basically the officer drew his gun when Brown wouldn't get off the street.
Nancy Grace (pretty darn conservative and an ex prosecutor) found the officer's story rehearsed and not credible. Basically his testimony was a lie.
A CAMERA would have negated all the ambiguity and saved hundreds of thousands in property damage and perhaps even saved lives.
Cameras protect the public AND cameras protect the police.