The formerly secret identity of Witness 40 had given testimony in the Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson grand jury that had been latched on to by police brutality apologists because of how closely her report mirrored the police officer’s. But now it has become widely known that this close matching of accounts was no coincidence. Witness 40 was in fact concocting her “eye witness” account based on what social media was reporting of the officer’s statements…
After being exposed this week for a series of lies and racist comments, Sandra McElroy acknowledged that she is in fact “Witness 40” who testified to the super-secret Officer Darren Wilson grand jury. This comes as serious doubt has been cast upon whether or not she was even present at the shooting of Mike Brown, as she claimed. Several public comments she made before coming forward would seem to indicate that far from being at the scene, she was a mentally unstable individual who became obsessed with the case and lied her way into relevance.
Now, McElroy has voiced concerns for her children, even though there have been no threats made towards them whatsoever.
“After I speak with the prosecutor, attorney, and Police if they say its alright I will call you,” she told The Smoking Gun. But so far, she isn’t saying much.
The Ferguson grand jury “Witness 40” became widely known amongst critics of the testimony released, after it was revealed that she testified that she saw Michael Brown pummel Officer Darren Wilson before charging at him “like a football player, head down.”
But it turns out that McElroy has a notable criminal history and has been caught making several overtly racist remarks.
Now, McElroy’s concocted testimony has become part of the traditional, mainstream media narrative about what happened when Officer Darren Wilson pulled the trigger over, and over, and over, and over again on the unarmed African American 18-year-old Michael Brown.
McElroy or “Witness 40”’s testimony that she saw Brown beat the virtually unscathed Officer Wilson was contradicted by numerous other testimonies that Brown had his hands up.
But unlike those other witnesses, McElroy was nowhere near Canfield Drive that Saturday afternoon.
McElroy waited a full four weeks after the shooting before she contacted the police to give her supposedly eye-witness testimony about the events of that day.
But long before commenting on the case, on August 15, she liked a Facebook comment about the shooting that said that Johnson and others should be arrested “for inciting riots and giving false statements to police in connection with their claims that Brown had his hands up when shot by Wilson.”
“The report and autopsy are in so YES they were false,” McElroy commented regarding the “hands-up” claims.
But why didn’t she ever mention that she was there at the scene of the crime yet?
On August 17, McElroy also commented “Prayers, support God Bless Officer Wilson.” Still no mention of having been a witness.
By September 12 McElroy commented on a Riverfront Times story, saying, “But haven’t you heard the news, There great great great grandpa may or may not have been owned by one of our great great great grandpas 200 yrs ago. (Sarcasm).”
Becoming more fixated on the story, yet still not deciding to craft the lie that she was a witness to the events, on September 13, McElroy logged on to a pro-Wilson Facebook page posting an image of Mike Brown’s corpse, saying “Michael Brown already received justice. So please, stop asking for it.”
It wasn’t until October 22 that McElroy went to the FBI field office in St. Louis where she was “interviewed by an agent and two Department of Justice prosecutors” according to The Smoking Gun.
The day before that taped meeting, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch published a lengthy story detailing exactly what Wilson told police investigators about the Ferguson shooting.
McElroy provided the federal investigators with an account that neatly tracked with Wilson’s version of the fatal confrontation. She claimed to have seen Brown and Johnson walking in the street before Wilson encountered them while seated in his patrol car. She said that the duo shoved the cruiser’s door closed as Wilson sought to exit the vehicle, then watched as Brown leaned into the car and began raining punches on the cop. McElroy claimed that she heard gunfire from inside the car, which prompted Brown and Johnson to speed off. As Brown ran, McElroy said, he pulled up his sagging pants, from which “his rear end was hanging out.”
But instead of continuing to flee, Brown stopped and turned around to face Wilson, McElroy said. The unarmed teenager, she recalled, gave Wilson a “What are you going to do about it look,” and then “bent down in a football position…and began to charge at the officer.” Brown, she added, “looked like he was on something.” As Brown rushed Wilson, McElroy said, the cop began firing. The “grunting” teenager, McElroy recalled, was hit with a volley of shots, the last of which drove Brown “face first” into the roadway.
McElroy’s tale was met with skepticism by the investigators, who reminded her that it was a crime to lie to federal agents. When questioned about inconsistencies in her story, McElroy was resolute about her vivid, blow-by-blow description of the deadly Brown-Wilson confrontation. “I know what I seen,” she said. “I know you don’t believe me.”
If it were not for McElroy’s fabricated testimony, the grand jury verdict and indeed much of the popular public opinion amongst police brutality apologists might very well have turned out differently.
Stay tuned to see what happens to McElroy now that her house of cards is coming crashing down. Just a hunch, but it seems like she might be dealt with about as harshly as Ronald Ritchie was when he made his 911 call and admittedly told lies about what he saw John Crawford doing in the Beavercreek Walmart.
(Article by Moreh B.D.K. and Jackson Marciana)