Just so people know. The juvenile record thing come from a conservative blogger/journalist allegedly being told by police officers that Michael Brown has a record which contained second degree murder. Allegedly because all we have to go on is his tweets saying that he was told this. He's gonna sue Ferguson because he thinks that because Brown was dead he has no right to privacy. He's also trying to make a point that Brown was a bad dude and that he deserved what he got. This just seems like a character assassination attempt.
In what world would a prior criminal record with a history of violent crime be irrelevant? And the St Louis Dispatch is ALSO suing for the same info.
This just an irrelevant battle for public opinion. Even if the kid was a thief, a pot smoker and a murderer he shouldn't have been shot unless he was a direct threat at the time of the incident. Comparing eye witness acounts, that audio recording and the official report, it's pretty clear the police are not telling the whole truth here.
The police officer has said that the killed attacked him, which seems like baffling behavior. A criminal record and a recent theft would make that specific odd behavior plausible.