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Grand jury won't indict Ferguson cop in shooting

1 year 10 months 4 weeks ago November 24, 2014 Nov 24, 2014 Monday, November 24 2014 November 24, 2014 7:34 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Jim Salter and David E. Lieb

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

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

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

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

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

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