Police upset with comments made by Gov. Nixon on Michael Brown case

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(KPLR) - Tonight police officers are speaking out about their concerns with comments made by Governor Jay Nixon in the Brown case.

They're upset with his public videotaped statement.

The Missouri Peace Officers Association says Nixon’s comments suggested guilt before due process for Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

News11 obtained a letter written to the governor from association president Tim Fitch.

Fitch cited four comments the governor made.

Among them: "We now have a responsibility to come together and do everything we can to achieve justice for the family." And a vigorous prosecution must now be pursued.

Fitch says these comments do not reflect what society wants and law enforcement, which is a complete and thorough investigation regardless who the victim or defendant may be.

The governor's office tonight says the comments were not intended to prejudge the outcome of the case, but to emphasize the importance of a full and fair investigation.

Former St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch says letter speaks for itself.

Missouri Peace Officers Association Letter to Gov. Nixon on Brown Case