Two years before unarmed teen Michael Brown was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, Fred Watson’s life was turned upside down. The Navy veteran was sitting in his parked car after a basketball game in a public park, when a Ferguson police officer charged him with seven minor violations that Watson says were false charges. After five years of pursuing those charges, prosecutors suddenly dropped them in September without explanation. In the process, Watson lost his top-level security clearance, his job in cybersecurity, his savings and his house. Now, he’s suing Ferguson for violating his civil rights. Soledad O’Brien joins Watson and his attorney in St. Louis to discuss the case.


Watch the extended interview with Fred Watson. 

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