Remarkable new details are emerging out of the grand jury testimony surrounding Mike Brown’s death.
A new investigation by the Smoking Gun claims that one of the witnesses who supported Darren Wilson’s account of being charged by Mike Brown may not have been at the scene. She may also have mental health issues and history of lying to police.
The witness in question was presented to the Grand Jury as “Witness 40”. The woman, who has now been identified as Sandra McElroy, reportedly claimed to have been on Canfield Drive at the same time that Officer Wilson and Mike Brown had their deadly confrontation.
McElroy claimed that she had written down notes of what happened in a journal and asked to read those before the grand jury. In those notes McElroy writes that she drove 30 miles away from her home down to Florissant because she “need to understand the black race better so I can stop calling blacks N—– and start calling them people.”
After that the journal entry goes into a long detailed, blow by blow account of the confrontation between Wilson and Brown.
In part, McElroy writes, “The cop was wobbling, the big kid turned around with his arms out with attitude. The cop just stood there. Dang. If that kid didn’t start running right at the cop like a football player. Head down. I heard 3 bangs but the big kid wouldn’t stop.”
Ben Swann interviewed Andrew Goldberg, managing editor with The Smoking Gun who explained that FBI investigators determined the day before she was put in front of the grand jury that McElroy was not telling the truth.
In addition, a woman who supported the story of Mike Brown putting his hands in the air, and claimed that she had recorded the video on her phone but accidentally dropped her phone in the toilet and then threw it away, was also allowed to testify before the grand jury.
Goldberg says that he would like to know which witnesses were not allowed in front of the grand jury because the prosecutor appears to have allowed anyone with any outlandish story to tell it to the grand jury.