Grand Jury reaches decision in case of Ferguson police officer ~ link ~
The grand jury’s decision is the latest turn in a case marked in the national consciousness by the stunning images of clashes between protesters and police wearing riot gear and deploying tear gas in the days after Brown’s death. Details of the grand jury’s deliberations have leaked out in recent weeks, angering the Brown family and protesters who saw it as a signal that no charges would be filed.
Although a parallel federal civil rights investigation of the shooting is continuing, federal investigators have all but concluded that they do not have a case against Wilson, law enforcement officials have said. Federal investigators are also conducting a broader probe of the Ferguson Police Department.
Grand Jury decision in Ferguson shooting will be announced tonight ~ link ~
Lawyers for Brown's family say the teen was trying to surrender when he was shot, while Wilson's supporters say he feared for his life and opened fire in self-defense.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency in anticipation of the ruling and called in the National Guard, a move that some activists called unnecessarily heavy-handed.
Ferguson Grand Jury makes decision - Governor urges calm ~ link ~
A St. Louis County grand jury reached a decision Monday on whether to indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson, whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen in August touched off weeks of sometimes violent protests.
Plans were in place for an evening announcement of the long-awaited decision on whether Wilson will face charges in the death of teenager Michael Brown. Officials said the decision would be announced at 8 p.m. CT at the courthouse in the St. Louis County seat of Clayton, Mo.
US police officer who shot Brown to learn if he will face charges ~ link ~
The 18-year-old was killed by Darren Wilson on August 9 in Ferguson, Missouri which sparked several weeks of protests.
Missouri Grand Jury has reached a decision ~ link ~
A grand jury in Missouri reached a decision Monday on whether to indict Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson in August. A prosecutor planned to reveal it at 9 p.m. ET.
Ferguson Grand Jury reaches verdict ~ link ~