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FBI Has Potentially Damning Recording of Moment Michael Brown Shot Dead in Ferguson

Michael Brown

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

FBI agents investigating the shooting death of an unarmed teen in Ferguson were handed a potentially damning recording of the encounter with an officer, the Daily Mail reports.

The audio captures at least 11 shots, with a pause after seven of them.

“There sounds like a pause in it (the audio). And when you hear that pause it brings some concern,” said retired Chief Deputy US Marshall Matthew Fog after listening on CNN.

“It is very significant, because if you have a pause there it means somebody had time to think and then fire again.”
A voice in the audio can be heard saying, “You’re so pretty,” before 11 gunshots ring out.

An attorney for the unidentified man with the recording said the audio, if authentic, shows a clear “point of contemplation” while shooting.

FBI: Deputy U.S. Marshal Did Nothing Wrong in Fatal Courtroom Shooting

Siale Maveni Angilau

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI has ended its investigation of a courtroom shooting that killed suspected gang member Siale Maveni Angilau, the Desert News reports.

Federal authorities determined no excessive force was used when the deputy U.S. marshall shot Angilau four times after he grabbed a pen and charged after a witness who was testifying.

The feds found no evidence that Angilau was shot while on the ground, as claimed by some family members.

“There is no evidence to suggest Angilau was shot while on the ground,” according to the FBI.

Angilau was one of 16 Tongan Crip Gang members who were charged in federal court under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

Charges included racketeering, carjacking, robbery, assault on a federal officer and weapons violations.

U.S. Marshal Fatally Shoots Gang Member Who Charged Witness Stand in Trial

Siale Maveni Angilau

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A gang member’s decision to attack a witness testifying against him Monday was a deadly one. KSL.com reports that Siale Maveni Angilau was fatally shot by a U.S. Marshall after he charged a witness in federal court in Salt Lake City.

“The defendant went after (a witness) … and when he engaged the witness at the witness stand, he was shot by the U.S. Marshals Service,” said Mark Dressen, assistant special agent-in-charge of the FBI’s Utah bureau.

“From what I understand, the defendant may have grabbed a pen or a pencil and charged the witness stand at that time,” he said.

A marshal standing between the jury and the witness stand fired three to five shots.

“After the marshal fired, he told everyone to stay down. And he kept his gun pointed at Siale because he was still alive as he went down,” a juror said.

Angilau was breathing on the way to the hospital but later died, KSL reported.

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Note to Deputy U.S. Marshal: No You Can’t Get Free Govt. Gas

By Danny Fenster
ticklethewire.com
 Deputy U.S. Marshal Peter F. Rouse figured being a public servant had its benefits. Problem was, it didn’t have all the benefits he apparently thought it should.
 
Rouse, 37,  of Reisterstown, Md., pleaded guilty  Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Md., to charges that he  used his government-issued fleet credit card, reserved for gas and maintenance on his government owned vehicle — 2004 Ford Crown Victoria sedan–to fill up his personal vehicle.  The government pegged at $4,000 and $8,300.

The Marshals Service received information in the summer of 2010 that Rouse had been using his fleet charge card for personal use. An audit found that Rouse’s charges were “significantly higher” than other U.S. Marshals, according to a press release, occurring “on weekends, holidays, after duty hours, on successive days, while on annual leave, and in quantities exceeding the capacity of the fuel tank in his GOV.”

Videotapes viewed by investigators showed Rouse filling his Ford F150 pickup truck at Maryland and Virginia locations with his fleet card on dates Rouse claimed sick leave and when he was off duty. They also used to GPS tracking devices to show that his government car  was not at the gas station at times the card was being used.

Rouse faces a maximum of 10 years in prison. Sentencing is set for  Jan. 4. Rouse  resigned as part of the plea agreement.