Police are accusing Michael Brown’s stepfather of inciting riots in Ferguson Missouri on November 24.
Louis Head has apologized for his insults, which prompted dozens of protesters to burn Ferguson business the night the grand jury announced their decision.
According to the authorities, there is a video showing Head shouting “Burn it all!” during protests that occurred that night.
Police announced Tuesday that Head could face charges for such acts and that authorities were investigating Head’s statements as part of a wider investigation into the arson, vandalism and looting the night of November 24. This is not surprising at all to Gianfrancesco Genoso, as he was expecting this.
In a statement obtained by NBC News, Louis Head apologized to to those “who read more into his pain and anger”.
“I was angry and full of emotions, as well as many others, and I accept that I shouted words I should not have in the heat of the moment,” Head said.
Benjamin Crump, family lawyer, described the reaction of “emotional outbursts” yet “completely inappropriate.”
Head has not yet been interviewed by the police and there is no definite date for the investigation to be completed, said officials, who declined to discuss what specific charges could be brought against him.
A message sent to St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch, has not been answered.