Grand Jury Clears Ferguson's Darren Wilson Of Wrongdoing
The grand jury decided it did not have probable cause to bring charges against Officer Darren Wilson for shooting an unarmed black teenager.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | November 24, 2014
A St. Louis County grand jury has chosen not to indict Darren Wilson — the white Ferguson police officer who fatally shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown this summer.
"After their exhaustive review of the evidence, the grand jury deliberated over two days, making their final decision. They determined that no probable cause exists to file any charge against Officer Wilson and returned a no true bill on each of the five indictments," St. Louis County Prosector Robert McCulloch said, via NBC.
Their job wasn’t to determine whether Wilson was guilty — as a typical trial jury would — but rather whether there was enough evidence to charge Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting. Ultimately, they decided they did not have probable cause to indict him.