• June 17, 2024

Breaking— Darren Wilson No Indictment Charges, in the shooting death of Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO

From Fox news:

A grand jury reached a decision Monday in the case against the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in August, touching off nationwide protests and cries of police brutality.

The Office of the Prosecuting Attorney in St. Louis County, Mo., said the decision would be revealed at 9 p.m. ET, though gave no indication whether Darren Wilson would be charged in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

As the nation awaited the announcement, authorities quickly stepped up security at the downtown courthouse in the St. Louis County seat of Clayton. Barricades were erected around the building, and more than 20 Missouri state troopers were seen silently assembling with rifles, 3-foot batons, riot shields and other equipment. Some nearby businesses boarded up their windows, just as many shops have already done near the site of Brown’s death in Ferguson.

Speaking at the University of Missouri-St. Louis Monday evening, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon urged peace and said authorities were prepared to deal with possible protests.


From The Blaze:

After months of deliberation, a grand jury has decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Wilson faced various criminal charges, including first-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter. The grand jury determined there was not enough evidence to indict Wilson on any of the charges, officials announced Monday night.

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2014 file image from video provided by the City of Ferguson, Mo., officer Darren Wilson attends a city council meeting in Ferguson. Police identified Wilson, 28, as the police officer who shot Michael Brown on Aug. 9, 2014 in the St. Louis suburb. The incident sparked racial unrest and numerous protests, including some that turned violent. (AP Photo/City of Ferguson, File)

Wilson claimed he shot and killed Brown after a physical altercation that spilled into his police cruiser. He also alleged Brown went for his firearm.

The fatal shooting sparked unrelenting protests — several of which turned violent — in Ferguson. Law enforcement officials have been preparing for further unrest now that the grand jury decision has been announced.

Follow live updates from TheBlaze on the developing situation in Ferguson here.






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