The hacktivist group Anonymous has released what they claim to be audio files of St. Louis dispatch from August 9th, 2014, the day Michael Brown was shot by Ferguson police. The audio is nearly two hours long, but throughout the clip there are bits of information from the dispatcher regarding the shooting. The first mention of Ferguson is at about 9:30 into the video:
9:30- “Ferguson is asking for assistance with crowd control”
11:16- “We just got another call stating it was an officer-involved shooting at Canfield on Copper Creek”
11:28- “Be advised, this information came from the news”
11:54- “We’re just getting information from the news and we just called Ferguson back again and they don’t know anything about it”
43:54- “Attention all cars- be advised that in reference to the call 2947 Canfield Drive. We are switching over to the riot channel at this time”
A spokesperson for Anonymous said “the public needs to understand that there were faults in the response to Mike Brown’s shooting. For example, crowd control was requested but there was no mention of a shooting. The dispatcher was notified from a caller and Ferguson PD said they had no idea what was going on. This is all in the tapes.”
This video alleges audio coming from the St. Louis County dispatch; audio files from the Ferguson dispatch have yet to be released. Ferguson police chief Thomas Jackson said on Wednesday that the 911 audio tapes are still being processed, and he apologized for the delay.