Levi Frasier told KDVR that he was recording as two uniformed officers tried to arrest David Flores, who had been identified by narcotics officers for possessing heroin. An arrest report said that a scuffle had started because Flores had stuffed a white sock in his mouth.
Court records show that prior to the shooting, the boy’s mother had made attempts to reign in her husband’s excessive fondness for guns, saying that the copious number of weapons in the home constituted a health hazard to her and to their children.
At least a dozen stores have been set ablaze and others looted in Ferguson in racially charged riots since a grand jury on Monday cleared white policeman Darren Wilson in the shooting, which has torn apart this predominantly black Missouri city.
“If you don’t want to get killed, don’t show up in front of me — it’s that simple,” said Officer Dan Page in the 2012 video recorded at an Oath Keepers event. “I’m into diversity — I kill everybody. I don’t care.”