A St. Louis woman who was one of the witnesses whose testimony was given to the grand jury involved with the Darren Wilson case has been revealed as a woman with a checkered and questionable past. Known previously as “Witness 40,” the woman has a history of racism, criminal activity and a host of other issues that should have barred her from offering her testimony.
The Smoking Gun reported on 45-year-old Sandra McElroy, a white divorced mother of five who offered what the website said was a “perjurious” account of what happened during the fateful encounter between Wilson and Michael “Mike” Brown. The Smoking Gun also showed how McElroy was not even in the vicinity of the shooting incident, and continued poking holes in her testimony.
The Smoking Gun writes:
While the “hands-up” account of Dorian Johnson is often cited by those who demanded Wilson’s indictment, “Witness 40”’s testimony about seeing Brown batter Wilson and then rush the cop like a defensive end has repeatedly been pointed to by Wilson supporters as directly corroborative of the officer’s version of the August 9 confrontation. The “Witness 40” testimony, as Fox News sees it, is proof that the 18-year-old Brown’s killing was justified, and that the Ferguson grand jury got it right.
However, unlike Johnson, “Witness 40”–a 45-year-old St. Louis resident named Sandra McElroy–was nowhere near Canfield Drive on the Saturday afternoon Brown was shot to death.
The Smoking Gun dug deep to get facts on McElroy that are beyond astonishing, including the mention of a 2007 case of felony check fraud and reports of a 2001 car accident that caused her to have memory lapses.
As noted by Raw Story, Fox News host Sean Hannity supported Witness 40’s testimony as proof positive that Wilson acted justly in gunning down Brown in Ferguson.