By NBC News
December 3, 2014

The stepfather of Michael Brown said Wednesday that his emotions “got the best of me” when he urged a crowd in Ferguson, Missouri, to “burn this bitch down” after a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer for shooting his stepson to death.

In a statement obtained by NBC News, Louis Head, who is married to Brown’s mother, apologized to those “who read my pain and anger as a true desire for what I want for our community. It wasn’t.”

Authorities are considering whether to charge Head for inciting a riot. Angry crowds burned buildings, looted stores and…

Read the rest of the story from our partners at NBC News

Contact us at


Read More From TIME