Jeffrey Williams

The attorney for Jeffrey Williams, the 20-year-old suspect accused of shooting 2 officers in Ferguson, MO., is accusing cops of beating his client to coerce a confession out of him.

Police took Williams into custody on Saturday. Between the time of Williams's arrest and the press conference held less than 24 hours later, police had obtained a quick confession and the .40 caliber handgun that Williams allegedly used in the police shootings.

But Williams's attorney said police beat the crap out of his client to "coerce" him into confessing to a crime he did not commit.

"He's scared. You know, this has been pretty traumatic for him," said attorney Jerryl Christmas on Monday.

"One thing that is clear is that he has a large amount of bruising on his body that I noticed that I'm very concerned about. It appears that whatever statements he made, he was without the advice of counsel, and when I look at the bruising, it's hard for me assess if these were voluntary statements that he made."

St. Louis County officials strenuously denied beating Williams.

"With regard to the allegations that Jeffrey Williams was 'beaten' by police, the St. Louis County Police Department calls these allegations completely false," Sgt. Brian Schellman said in a statement. "Immediately following the arrest, arresting officers transported Williams to St. Louis County Police Headquarters where he was interviewed by Crimes Against Persons Detectives. This entire interview was video and audio recorded." Source

Schellman offered no explanation for the bruises on Williams' body.

According to The Innocence Project, false confessions made under duress are not all that uncommon.

"More than 1 out of 4 people wrongfully convicted but later exonerated by DNA evidence made a false confession."

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    • ChilePleeze

      i didnt believe it to begin with,... and i work in law enforcement... :coffee:

    • iWasteTime

      Of course it was.
      :no:

    • SummerBaby

      Unfortunately this is not surprising at all. I truly hope & pray for the best in this situation.

    • FuturedocDonte

      The integrity of the ferguson police department is shot anyways. Won't be hard to convince folk otherwise :shrug:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKUg9iK7xeU RAZZ be like: :tea:

      Yeah, I'm real convinced that it wasn't an inside job. I strongly believe they want to continue stirring the pot when there is clearly peaceful protesting going on. :no:

    • MissArtist

      Gone Jerryl! Let the games begin.....

    • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

      I am afraid even if this is proven to be true he will still be found guilty :no:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyR09SP9qdA&sns=em Afiya says FOH :chase:

      MAYNE, law enforcement REALLY think folks is DUMB :nono: ain't nobody buying that dumbazz story but them :facepalm:

    • SunRiseBlossom

      Good morning ROSES!!! :yahoo:

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      there any other man in history to do their wife like Kanye does his? I was thinking about it last night and I drew a blank.
      His tweeting of her nudes is just, just :sigh:
      —–
      She’s more of a prize. Like when a fisherman catches a big catch. Worse than a trophy wife. Just a stuffed animal you won’t a Six Flags after you done spent $50 for a $3 bear.

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKUg9iK7xeU RAZZ be like: :tea:

      @Wasting- regarding Kanye/his wife... you know she asked him to tweet that shyt. She was basically put on blast by that singer she was coffing (copying per lil razz) and her self uh-steen was shot. So, in order to turn her frown upside down, he posts these photos... to help boost her self uh-steen. :kona:

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      Did the lawyer take pics? It's si hard to believe anything FPD says.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyR09SP9qdA&sns=em Afiya says FOH :chase:

      He gonna have to pay for his crimes Taken, but he ain't shoot at that protest party, they full of shyt :rolleyes:

    • http://instagram.com/p/xf0TD-kTEZ/ A.J.

      Hmph :tea: we'll see how this plays out.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqjT_YqmNas Long Time Lurker

      :thinks: Is the beating about the face area the reason this cat looks 60 instead of 20?

      And after all the shyt that went down in Ferguson (and Everywhere Else, USA), I believe they whooped this boys ass. :yes:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqjT_YqmNas Long Time Lurker

      iWasteTime says:

      Is there any other man in history to do their wife like Kanye does his? I was thinking about it last night and I drew a blank.
      His tweeting of her nudes is just, just :sigh:
      _______________________________

      :rofl:

      Wife said that confirmed for her that dude is gay. Said that no man is that excited to show nudes of his wife unless she a porn star, stripper, or he wants to look like that himself. :eek:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKUg9iK7xeU RAZZ be like: :tea:

      But why Sandra got Tiny up there looking like that on the side panel?? :ghost: :eek: :rofl:

    • sassyshe

      Not surprised we all know this dude couldnt have been the shooter. Dude needs Annalise now

    • iWasteTime

      Dizzle
      Sending you that Kendrick :D
      Check in about 30

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyR09SP9qdA&sns=em Afiya says FOH :chase:

      KANYE :love: his wife :shrug: what the problem ill? :thinking:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKUg9iK7xeU RAZZ be like: :tea:

      #16 LMAO!

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      Wife said that confirmed for her that dude is gay. Said that no man is that excited to show nudes of his wife unless she a porn star, stripper, or he wants to look like that himself.

      ******

      :hahaha: :hahaha:

      Even Chinky was pissed at his old lady for laying it low and busting it wide in the booty magazines :hahaha:

      Kanye is like :biggrin: look at my wife's puss! :trophy:

    • Mother Of Dragons, The Next Supreme (proud nerd)

      Taken she wasn't super big at all. She's very tall, like 6ft, and she had some extra weight on her but not what I would call full blown obese by any means. She had a goal of losing 30lbs and the cleanse took off 18lbs.

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      Dizzle
      Sending you that Kendrick :biggrin:

      *********

      I'ma say it again - :love: me some Time Waster :hug:

    • Mother Of Dragons, The Next Supreme (proud nerd)

      As for this story I don't doubt it. The Ferguson police force has shown themselves to be shady and crooked :tea:

    • http://talkingwithtami.com/blog talkingwithtami

      NOTE to self again, make sure I stay clear of FERGUSON! This is sad and pathetic and they get away with chit like this on a daily basis there? WHY don't people move away from there if its so miserable? What could possibly be keeping them there? Ok bye! :tea:

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      WHY don’t people move away from there if its so miserable? What could possibly be keeping them there? Ok bye! :tea:
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      You serious?! That's like asking why folks don't move from Southside Chicago. I'm pretty sure if they could, they would. #deepsigh

    • iWasteTime

      :rofl:
      Wife said that confirmed for her that dude is gay. Said that no man is that excited to show nudes of his wife unless she a porn star, stripper, or he wants to look like that himself. :eek:
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      I agree with your wife.
      Mr said NEVER! He said if I made my money that way he wouldn't be excited about it but wouldn't stop it but what he wouldn't be doing was putting my azz on blast in any medium other than our bed room :lol:
      He the one that showed me :blink:

    • Ms Peaches

      Not surprised we all know this dude couldnt have been the shooter. Dude needs Annalise now
      -----------------------------------------------------
      :applause: With the quickness.

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKUg9iK7xeU RAZZ be like: :tea:

      Kanye is like :biggrin: look at my wife’s puss! :trophy:
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      I saw a pic of her wearing high waist black jeans on IG :no: . The caption the dude wrote was "ass fat...yeah I know..."

      and someone finished "You need some diapers? Let me know!" :crying1:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKUg9iK7xeU RAZZ be like: :tea:

      @Zoe who sed that ish? :blink: I would think a person would have common sense as to it's not that easy to up and move... :no:

    • iWasteTime

      :rofl: @LoveZ
      Called Kum a $3 circus price :lol:

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      Razz-scroll up a few chile

    • WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill:

      talkingwithtami says:

      NOTE to self again, make sure I stay clear of FERGUSON! This is sad and pathetic and they get away with chit like this on a daily basis there? WHY don’t people move away from there if its so miserable? What could possibly be keeping them there? Ok bye! :tea:
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      *Sideeyes Tammi... As a person who was raised in the midst of St. Louis foolishness...UUUUMMM they broke boo boo...how could you ask people with little or no means to just pack up and leave? Better question is why should they have to run, cower away? They have JUST as much right to live there IN PEACE as the sprites... You just gave me the sads Tammi :cry: my ride with you papers are being reviewed to see if I still want to... :tea:

    • http://dan.l@superiorworks.com SugarFoot

      I am afraid even if this is proven to be true he will still be found guilty
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      :cosign: it wouldn't be the first time :sad

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      Williams is probably a career criminal who's well-known to the Ferguson PD. They didn't have to look far for a patsy to pin this case on. They probably roughed him up and told him to confess to the shootings or they would charge him with every unsolved murder in the county. He doesn't look very bright. :no:

    • WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill:

      lovezoe says:

      WHY don’t people move away from there if its so miserable? What could possibly be keeping them there? Ok bye! :tea:
      ——-
      You serious?! That’s like asking why folks don’t move from Southside Chicago. I’m pretty sure if they could, they would. #deepsigh
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      :yes: all this... I guess when you have a little extra coint in your pocket you think like everybody else can do what you do...COME on GEEERRRRLLLLL....

    • Sucker Free Esq.

      i don't believe half of the stuff the news media reports...really like 1/16th

      this poor man is being set up that is obvious

    • http://talkingwithtami.com/blog talkingwithtami

      @lovezoe wasn't trying to offend anyone at all. Im just saying this has been going on for YEARS and it seems like they are not going to change, I would just make some kinda way for me and my family, thats all I am saying.

    • MissArtist

      I saw a woman go into her kitchen drawer and pull out a stack of tickets her and her family had gotten in Ferguson for the year. Said it was ALWAYS like that. Sad that Mike Brown was the catalyst, but they should have already been protesting. No victim blaming, but don't let these crackas have you thinking it's still the Jim Crow days :blink:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKUg9iK7xeU RAZZ be like: :tea:

      Welp... :tea:

    • WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill:

      Sandra Rose says:

      Williams is probably a career criminal who’s well-known to the Ferguson PD. They didn’t have to look far for a patsy to pin this case on. They probably roughed him up and told him to confess to the shootings or they would charge him with every unsolved murder in the county. :no:
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      St Louis is NORTORIOUS for planting shyt too! They will screw you if you don't comply. There has always been a deeeep rooted fear of the police. You never tell you when you see a police shake down.. And talking about sexual harassment? I have had friends who police grope them put their flashlights down or up their dresses. Tell on them if you want to and see what happens... :tea:

    • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

      @SR. :cosign: that is what I was getting too
      @Waste :yes: they will end up leaning the hard way about trying to get a lot for a little on this job eventually
      @MOD ok cool :lol: I am no where near 6 feet but like your sis when it comes to needing to drop in key areas. I am back to doing the work so it will happen by summer :yahoo:
      @ whoever is talking about Kanye he is stupid and lame. I was like really? For followers you tweet nudes of her?? Nobody better not EVER call Zino lame for being happy he having a baby and writing he fainted Lmbo I can go with that more so than tweeting nudes of your wife for likes .. Got a meeting brb

    • http://talkingwithtami.com/blog talkingwithtami

      @WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill: ok I get it now, its just a sad situation. I dont want you to be sad, sorry if I offended you or some of the other readers. If I was there after all that time, I would not leave as a coward, but I would just save EVERY penny I had to try my best do better for me and my family. I would be miserable there. I know its hard, hell its hard for me too sometimes. xoxo

    • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

      :tea: TUH

    • MissArtist

      Police were sexually harassing and assaulting women where I was living. They went to the news, got the city council involved, and I believe a class action lawsuit. As the DOJ just showed, Ferguson was not invincible.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U #missyJSays

      he’s more of a prize. Like when a fisherman catches a big catch. Worse than a trophy wife. Just a stuffed animal you won’t a Six Flags after you done spent $50 for a $3 bear.

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      But sin;t a prize posed to be hard to get :shrugs: Kanye holding her up like "I got this" and it's 276 otha negroes like Yeah me to :tea:

      Maybe he feel some type of way cause he put da baby in her

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKUg9iK7xeU RAZZ be like: :tea:

      iWasteTime says:

      :rofl: @LoveZ
      Called Kum a $3 circus price :lol:
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      You would think she wanted to be Sara Baartman with that thing back there... :kona:

    • http://dan.l@superiorworks.com SugarFoot

      I agree Wut. They say the same thing about home (Chicago). Some of us make it out (succeed) and some don't. Its really unfortunate how limited resources and education can destroy a community. Granted most of the father figures (black men)are caught up in the private prison industry :facepalm: Some of these kids are simply trying to make a way out of no way with no guidance or assistance.

      :( We have so far to go......

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      talkingwithtami says:

      ...I would just make some kinda way for me and my family, thats all I am saying.
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      I think what lovezoe is saying is that Ferguson is like a giant plantation. It's difficult to get off the plantation when you have no means or resources, and master is your sole provider.

    • iWasteTime

      Nobody better not EVER call Zino lame for being happy he having a baby and writing he fainted Lmbo I can go with that more so than tweeting nudes of your wife for likes
      --------------------------------
      :cosign:

    • iWasteTime

      Ferguson is like a giant plantation. It’s difficult to get off the plantation when you have no means or resources, and master is your sole provide
      ----------------------
      Well put Ms.Rose!!

    • http://dan.l@superiorworks.com SugarFoot

      Sandra Rose says:

      talkingwithtami says:

      …I would just make some kinda way for me and my family, thats all I am saying.
      —————

      I think what lovezoe is saying is that Ferguson is like a giant plantation. It’s difficult to get off the plantation when you have no means or resources, and master is your sole provider.
      __________
      Eggzactly :cosign:

    • http://talkingwithtami.com/blog talkingwithtami

      @sandrarose oh wow, geesh!

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWsyh9jwp40 Milanisti

      :newpost:

    • WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill:

      MissArtist says:

      I saw a woman go into her kitchen drawer and pull out a stack of tickets her and her family had gotten in Ferguson for the year. Said it was ALWAYS like that. Sad that Mike Brown was the catalyst, but they should have already been protesting. No victim blaming, but don’t let these crackas have you thinking it’s still the Jim Crow days :blink:
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      When you are born and raised in this foolishness and you have no means of escape...you live with it. You deal with it. What you don't understand is we/they have always complained but it is just now getting headline attention...You have no IDEA of what it is like to live in city like that. People and their generations have lived through that and been taught to cope. Some can leave but not all. It has ALWAYS been if you talked you lived a life of fear...not of seeing the Bloods and Crips red and blue but those red and blue police lights in your rearview..The dirt that's being uncovered now is just the surface...There have been police murders there for years that were catorgized as "Gang related" and brushed under the rug. Houses burned to the ground and no response from help cuz it was a snitch house. You just do not know...

    • WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill:

      talkingwithtami says:

      @WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill: ok I get it now, its just a sad situation. I dont want you to be sad, sorry if I offended you or some of the other readers. If I was there after all that time, I would not leave as a coward, but I would just save EVERY penny I had to try my best do better for me and my family. I would be miserable there. I know its hard, hell its hard for me too sometimes. xoxo
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      :hug: I understand. But when you basically get taxed for being black (almost 5 million dollars Ferguson profited from tickets) its hard to scrimp and save...and go where? Most have jobs in the area some can't even afford cars so they are on bus lines. and just like Georgia..the buses don't run into the "Nicer" neighborhood.