Veteran police chief calls bull***t on Ferguson’s Capt. Ron Johnson

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Here is a letter from veteran Law Enforcement Officer of Gulf Shores (Alabama) Police Chief, Ed Delmore. Chief Delmore is a 32-year law enforcement veteran who spent most of his career leading St. Louis area departments until becoming the Alabama beach city’s top cop in 2010.

In his letter posted at Law Officer.com this past Sunday, he takes Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson to task over his handling of the security situation in Ferguson. I’m hoping someone will take Missouri Governor Nixon to task as well over his recent videotape statement.

The point that Chief Delmore makes so clearly is that no one knows the mindset of Michael Brown on that fateful day — and no one has truly brought that up as an issue. But Chief Delmore does.

From a wholly investigative perspective, Chief Delmore is spot on in his assessment on “mindset.”

In his “Open Letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson,” Delmore writes “I have to call you out. I don’t care what the media says. I expect them to get it wrong and they often do. But I expect you as a veteran law enforcement commander—talking about law enforcement—to get it right.”

Delmore was perturbed by Captain Johnson’s comments after the security video of Michael Brown’s apparent robbery was released:

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