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Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson’s Grand Jury Testimony Revealed: ‘Still Charging, Hands Still in His Waistband’


"And when I grabbed him, the only way I can describe it is I felt like a five-year-old holding onto Hulk Hogan."

Darren Wilson (St. Louis County Prosecutor's Office)

FERGUSON, Mo. (TheBlaze/AP) -- As cars and buildings burned in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday night, officer Darren Wilson’s grand jury testimony was revealed for the first time as officials released some of evidence in the case. The Ferguson grand jury declined to indict Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

In his grand jury testimony, Wilson said he “ordered [Michael Brown] to stop and get to the ground again. He didn’t.”

“I fired multiple shots,” he reportedly said. “After I fired… I paused for a second, yelled at him to get on the ground again. [Brown] was still in the same state. Still charging, hands still in his waistband, hadn’t slowed down. I fired another set of shots.”

Darren Wilson (St. Louis County Prosecutor's Office) Darren Wilson (St. Louis County Prosecutor's Office)

Authorities released more than 1,000 pages of grand jury documents on Monday night, including Wilson's testimony. In the testimony, Wilson recounted how the altercation with Brown began in the testimony.

He told jurors that he initially encountered Brown and a friend walking in a street and, when he told them to move to a sidewalk, Brown responded with an expletive.

Wilson then noticed that Brown had a handful of cigars, "and that's when it clicked for me," he said, referring to a radio report moments earlier of a robbery at a nearby convenience store.

Wilson said he asked a dispatcher to send additional police, then backed his vehicle up in front of Brown and his friend. As he tried to open the door, Wilson said Brown slammed it back shut.

The officer said he then pushed Brown with the door and Brown hit him in the face. Wilson told grand jurors he was thinking: "What do I do not to get beaten inside my car."

St. Louis County Prosecutor's Office St. Louis County Prosecutor's Office

“I tried to hold his right arm and use my left hand to get out to have some type of control and not be trapped in my car any more. And when I grabbed him, the only way I can describe it is I felt like a five-year-old holding onto Hulk Hogan,” Wilson reportedly said.

“Holding onto a what?” he was asked.

“Hulk Hogan, that’s just how big he felt and how small I felt just from grasping his arm,” Wilson replied.

Wilson told the grand jury he then drew his firearm. "I said, "Get back or I'm going to shoot you."

"He immediately grabs my gun and says, "You are too much of a pussy to shoot me," Wilson told grand jurors. He said Brown grabbed the gun with his right hand, twisted it and "digs it into my hip."

Asked why he felt the need to pull his gun, Wilson told grand jurors he was concerned another punch to his face could "knock me out or worse."

Brown then fled, and Wilson gave chase. At some point, Brown turned around to face the officer.

Witness accounts were conflicted about whether Brown walked, stumbled or charged back toward Wilson before he was fatally wounded, McCulloch said. There were also differing accounts of how or whether Brown's hands were raised. His body fell about 153 feet from Wilson's vehicle.

Read all of Wilson's testimony below:

Darren Wilson Testimony Snippet by Anthony DeRosa

(H/T: CBS Evening News)

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