Mike Brown Family Had Section of Road Dug Up Where He Died – Asphalt Given to Family
Brown beat Officer Wilson and went for his gun before he was shot dead.
In May the Mike Brown Memorial plaque was set up on Canfield Drive in Ferguson Wednesday.
Mike Brown Sr. carried the plaque to Canfield Drive in the rain in May.
In May the family requested the pavement where Mike Brown died.
So the city dug it up and gave the asphalt chunks to the family.
The Riverfront Times reported:
After Wednesday’s removal of the stuffed animal memorial to Michael Brown Jr., a plaque and a dove were embedded in the sidewalk on Canfield Drive on Thursday morning. But observers also saw a crew of workers digging up the street where Brown actually fell and died after being shot multiple times by former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
This was done at the request of the family, which was given the largest pieces of the asphalt to take home with them.
“A lot of it was real crumbly. We got most of the big pieces,” says Louis Head, Brown’s stepfather. “That was good enough for us.”
— John Henry (@JohnHenryKSDK) May 21, 2015