KC cop mixes up Michael Brown, Oregon’s Joda Cain

Michael Brown is the Ferguson shooting victim, Joda Cain an Oregon murder defendant.

On the left, Ferguson shooting victim Michael Brown. On the right, Oregon murder defendant Joda Cain (AP/KOIN 6 News file)
On the left, Ferguson shooting victim Michael Brown. On the right, Oregon murder defendant Joda Cain (AP/KOIN 6 News file)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A Kansas City police officer is facing an internal review after mixing up a picture of Oregon murder defendant Joda Cain with Ferguson shooting victim Michael Brown.

Officer Marc Catron posted the wrong picture on social media and wrote, “I’m sure Michael Brown is innocent and just misunderstood. I’m sure he’s a pillar of the Ferguson community.”

Cain and Micus Ward are accused of killing their great-grandmother Jacqueline Bell in October 2013. Attorneys for Ward on Tuesday said he is “intellectually disabled” and therefore not eligible for the death penalty, if convicted of the aggravated murder.

A spokesman for the Kansas City PD said the matter is an internal personnel issue that will be handled.

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