The official story of Michael Brown’s death will be told by the prosecutor. And therein lies the problem.
“Prosecutors live and die off the ethos of law enforcement officers. They cannot win a case without it. For a prosecutor to accuse a police officer is to undermine essential, established ethos. It is to tell a kind of counter- productive, self-damaging, counter narrative—to violate the fundamental expectations upon which the prosecutor’s entire body of work rests.”
Lawyers, Liars and The Art of Telling Stories (ABA Publishing Sept. 2014). By Jonathan Shapiro