LAPD Investigating Song Mocking Michael Brown
Someone in a party was heard in a recording making fun of Michael Brown, 18, who was shot by Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson. By City News Service and Gadi Schwartz
A video of the song, which was sung during a Dec. 15 party at the Elks Lodge in Glendale, was obtained by the website TMZ.com. Sung to the tune of "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown," the song included lyrics calling Brown a "thug" andsaid Brown "looked like some old Swiss cheese" after the shooting, with his brain "splattered on the floor." Gadi Schwartz reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. (Published Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014)
Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 • Updated at 9:41 AM PST
Los Angeles police said Tuesday they are conducting a preliminary investigation into a party apparently hosted by a retired officer that included a parody song mocking Michael Brown, who was fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.
A video of the song, which was sung during a Dec. 15 party at the Elks Lodge in Glendale, was obtained by the website TMZ.com.