The grand jury, which was made up of 12 jurors who were selected in May, deliberated from Aug. 20 through Nov. 24. Shortly after the announcement, protesters clashed with police, who fired smoke and pepper spray to disperse the crowds. There have been several accounts of how the fatal incident played out, but one reoccurring image is that of Brown with his hands in the air.
Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in August, will not be indicted on any charges, a St. Louis County grand jury decided Monday.
The grand jury had the option to indict Wilson on a variety of charges, ranging from first-degree murder to involuntary manslaughter. The grand jury, which was made up of 12 jurors who were selected in May, deliberated from Aug. 20 through Nov. 24. In the end, they found that the evidence did not support an indictment for Wilson.
When reviewing the Brown autopsy findings, Prosecutor Robert McCulloch, who delivered the decision on Monday evening, said, “except for the first and the last wounds, the medical examiner was unable to determine the order of the shots.”
In a statement released shortly after the decision was announced, the Brown family said they were “profoundly disappointed” that no charges were brought against Wilson. Read more…