September 29, 2016

Grand jury decides not to charge Wilson

The St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced the grand jury has decided Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted on criminal charges for fatally shooting Michael Brown on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo.

The announcement was made during a press conference in front of the national media shortly after 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, at the Justice Center, the courthouse of Clayton, Mo.

McCulloch said during the press conference the grand jury met for 25 days and heard from over 60 witnesses. He also said the transcripts of the grand jury proceedings would be released Monday night.

McCulloch said the grand jury found no probable cause existed to file any charges against Wilson.

 

Update @ 10:00 p.m.

 

Webster student Henrietta Campbell said before the decision was announced, despite a feeling a disappointment, the verdict would give people more drive to achieve justice for all.

But since the announcement of the verdict, Campbell said personal sadness has been the prevalent emotion.


“I was really disappointed in the decision even though it was what I thought it was (going) to be. It became a reality; it was a really sad reality,” Campbell said.

Photo contributed by Nisveta Fejzic

The Journal will update this story as more information becomes available. 

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