Caretaker of former Brown memorial denies discarding items

3 years 7 months 3 weeks ago Friday, May 22 2015 May 22, 2015 Friday, May 22, 2015 9:33:01 AM CDT May 22, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

FERGUSON (AP) - The caretaker of stuffed animals and other mementos from a former mid-street Ferguson memorial to Michael Brown denies discarding many of the items after they were removed this week.

Relatives of 18-year-old Brown joined volunteers Wednesday in clearing out the memorial that first cropped up within hours after Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson officer last summer.

Items removed from the memorial were to be stored by the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis for a planned display. But pictures posted on social media later Wednesday showed a trash bin near the Urban League filled with things similar to those that were in the Brown memorial.

An Urban League spokeswoman tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch the posted pictures showed discarded items from another donation.

 

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