Police strike back at Anonymous over identity of Michael Brown's shooter

The name of the officer responsible for shooting Michael Brown is still unknown

By Joanna Rothkopf
August 14, 2014 8:20PM (UTC)
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Police officers stand near a crowd that is gathering by the scene where 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by police in Ferguson, Mo., near St. Louis on Aug. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson)

The St. Louis County Police have thus far refused all requests to release the name of the officer responsible for the murder of Michael Brown for fear of endangering the officer's life.

In response to the omission, hacking collective Anonymous released the name of the officer allegedly responsible for the crime, although St. Louis County Police announced that the name was incorrect. Yet another name was released on Wednesday and began to spread around the Internet, which also was said to be wrong.


"People really need to harshly judge the accuracy of this group, given that they've now given false information about several important things," Sgt. Colby Dolly, a representative of the county's police said on Thursday.

Now, the police department has responded directly to Anonymous via Twitter.

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Anonymous had previously threatened to hack the police department's system if any protesters were harmed.

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