In the year since 18-year-old Michael Brown died, a grand jury declined to indict former officer Darren Wilson and the Department of Justice followed up by clearing Wilson of a civil rights violation. But according to filmmaker Jason Pollock, there are a number of issues in the case that have not received enough attention.
Pollock, whose documentary "Ferguson Cover-Up" is in the making, joined HuffPost Live on Monday to discuss why he hopes to shed a light on the details surrounding Brown's death.
"As much as it has been dissected, I feel that it hasn't really been dissected. Everybody just talked about this case with just a few headlines and kind of ran with those. And then when the DOJ report came out, everyone just kind of closed the book on it," he told host Alyona Minkovski.
Pollock speculated that details surrounding the case had been misrepresented, some of which he says have caused a misunderstanding of Brown's character.
"If America starts to see what a beautiful young man Michael Brown was and how much we've been lied to about that and how everybody judged this guy based on a five-second video that they saw ... that will help win the hearts and minds of people," Pollock said.
The filmmaker remains optimistic for the future and hopes his film will lead to "accountability."
"There is a civil suit that's going to be happening next year, and if we find a smoking gun from the community, I think that the DOJ is going to have to address that," he said. "If we explain logically how the DOJ report failed to do certain things, they're going to have to address that. … At least, no matter what, we're going to win in the court of public opinion."
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