Kansas City police officer Marc Catron is under internal review after posting racially inflammatory Facebook posts about the uprising in Ferguson in response to the police murder of 18-year-old Michael Brown, including a picture “mistakenly” identifying Brown as a murder suspect.
As previously reported by NewsOne, Joda Cain, 17, is accused of murdering his great-grandmother, Jacqueline Bell, 71, at her home in Portland, Oregon then stealing her car to flee the area.
Cain and his cousin, Micus Ward, 19, allegedly killed Bell after a party they threw at her home. When Cain was planning the party, friends asked him would the noise bother his great-grandmother and he allegedly said, “Don’t worry, I’ll hit her. I’ll knock her out.”
Cartron posted Cain’s picture with the comment: “I’m sure young Michael Brown is innocent and just misunderstood. I’m sure he is a pillar of the Ferguson community.”
Cartron also compared Brown’s murder to the death of Nicole Brown Simpson and the subsequent trial of her O.J. Simpson:
“Remember how white people rioted after OJ’s acquittal? Me neither.”