Published on Aug 22, 2014
Retired Police Captain Raymond Lewis condemned Ferguson’s militarised police force – comparing the St Louis suburb to a war-zone – as he joined protesters, Thursday evening. Protests have been ongoing for almost two weeks now as the campaign for the prosecution of Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Mike Brown, continue.
Lewis commented that the police actions have brought them into disrepute, particularly the covering-up of police badges which he labelled as “atrocious.” Lewis served 23 years as a Philadelphia police officer. He retired in 2003 and moved to New York, where he currently actively participates in the Occupy movement.
Following a relative de-escalation of tensions in Ferguson, Missouri governor Jay Nixon has ordered the National Guard to begin withdrawing.