Darren Wilson’s Boss Sent Racist Email

Darren Wilson’s boss—the man who responded to the call that Michael Brown had been shot and killed and interviewed Wilson about it—has been identified as the Ferguson, Missouri, police officer who sent a racist email about paying a black woman to have an abortion to prevent crime. Sgt. William Mudd resigned last week after the Justice Department’s report outed him as the racist emailer. The St. Louis American reveals that Mudd was the anonymous cop in grand jury testimony who arrived at the scene of the shooting and then debriefed Wilson. Mudd told a prosecutor interviewing him that it’s a “stupid question” to ask how Wilson could’ve prevented himself from killing Brown. “When you are physically attacked unprovoked, I believe ‘How could he prevent this?’ is a stupid question.”