East County News Service
November 27, 2014 (San Diego) – Demonstrators in City Heights Tuesday night placed a sign over a memorial to slain San Diego Police officer Jeremy Henwood, making it read “Michael Brown Memorial Park.” The action was part of a protest over a jury verdict not to indict Darren Wilson, a white police officer who fatally shot an African-American teen in Ferguson, Missouri.
Henwood was shot and killed in his police car after pulling over to assist a vehicle that had flashed its lights on August 7, 2011. A white beat officer in City Heights, one of his final actions caught on camera was giving a cookie to a young African-American boy at a nearby McDonalds. By numerous accounts, he was an officer who was respected in the community he patrolled.
The San Diego Police Officers Association has issued a statement after the incident: