"We were unaware that they were going to release it and we certainly were not happy with that being released. Especially in the way that it was it appeared to, you know, cast dispersions on a young man that was gunned down in the street," Nixon said.
Rallies for Michael Brown Outside Ferguson Turn Violent
A peaceful rally to protest police violence in the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting last week turned into a violent demonstration after businesses in parts of Oakland and Berkeley, Calif., were looted.
Vandals spray painted storefronts and smashed windows, according to ABC affiliate KGO.
"They started throwing rocks at the buildings," Will Kreber, who owns a game store business, told KGO. "I understand their anger, but I don't know if this is the right way to go about expressing it."
Oakland police say one officer was assaulted and two other officers were pepper-sprayed during the riot.
Mark Davis, a bakery owner, says looters are unfairly targeting innocent businesses.
"I don't think they think of consequences. Their solution is to punish people who have nothing to do with it. We're thousands of miles away from it, Missouri, but I've got to pay $700 for a window to be replaced," said Davis.
The demonstrations in Oakland echo the demonstrations that occurred in 2012 against the shooting of Trayvon Martin. In 2012 protesters tried to march on California's interstate 880 but were stopped by police, according to the AP.