Jury will not indict Ferguson cop

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Published: Tuesday 25th November 2014 by The News Editor

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A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson over the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of violent protests.

St Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch announced the decision this morning. A grand jury of nine whites and three blacks had been meeting weekly since August 20 to consider evidence.

At least nine votes would have been required to indict Mr Wilson.

The US Justice Department is conducting an investigation into possible civil rights violations that could result in federal charges.

Mr Brown’s August 9 death sparked more than a week of unrest that included angry clashes between police and protesters and led Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to briefly summon the National Guard.

Published: Tuesday 25th November 2014 by The News Editor

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