The grand jury responsible for deciding whether Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson should be indicted for the shooting death of Michael Brown has returned its answer: no.
Wilson won’t be charged. He won’t be arrested. He won’t face any criminal consequences for shooting and killing the unarmed black 18-year-old on August 9.
St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch made the announcement in a statement Monday night, during which he said that Wilson knew that Brown was a robbery suspect at the time he shot him. Still, many are wondering how it’s possible that 12 men and women who’ve been investigating the case since September didn’t conclude that there was probable cause to believe a crime had occurred. Continue