Ferguson Grand Jury Verdict [UPDATES]: Darren Wilson Acquitted, Hundreds Of Protesters Expressed Rage For Michael Brown Killing
Nov 24, 2014 11:52 PM EST | By ABC
Ferguson Grand Jury verdict will not charge the white police officer, Darren Wilson for fatally killing, Michael Brown,the black teenager in a shootout more than three months earlier.
The controversial killing of Michael Brown has called for political and racial unrest among protesters and authorities. The three-month protests of people who support Brown's family created violent rallies to seek justice for the killed black teenager.
In a news conference on Monday, Robert P. McCulloch, St. Louis County prosecutor stated that Darren Wilson will not be indicted for the case of Michael Brown. Ferguson Grand Jury verdict was disclosed in the news conference after more than two-day deliberation was held.
Ferguson Grand Jury verdict failed to charge Darren Wilson who fired an unarmed black teenager six times during their heated confrontation in August following no reported probable cause to indict the police officer.
The long awaited decision added to the distraught of many protesters who were fighting for justice since the fatal shooting occurred. The Ferguson Grand Jury verdict even made protesters more furious and concluded that still justice is denied for the blacks.
"The system failed us again!" Shout by one woman protesting outside the Ferguson Police Department. Hundreds of people gathered outside the police station to express their immense rage over the St. Louis County grand jury decision.
After the Ferguson Grand Jury verdict was announced, crowds of protesters were completely dismayed as they shout justice for the 18-year-old black. Bricks were thrown and there were also gunshots as police officers in riot attires lined up and sprayed tear gas as the violence get intense.
President Obama has also called for peaceful protest as the ongoing press conference for the Ferguson Grand Jury verdict was announced. "We need to accept that this decision was the grand jury's to make, still the Ferguson case speaks to broader challenges that we still face as a nation."
The Ferguson Grand Jury verdict was released in front of the media in a rare nighttime presentation. McCulloch stated that there were five potential charges to the grand jury, but there is no probable cause to indict Darren.
Prior to the Ferguson Grand Jury verdict announcement, McCulloch called attorney's of the Brown's family to inform the result. The attorney's then called the Brown family about the jury's decision.
Feeling devastated about the Grand jury's decision, the Brown family requested the crowd for peaceful protest and that they are all disappointed that the killer will not receive any punishment for his action.
Lesley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown was in distressed after learning the Ferguson Grand Jury verdict.
The grand jury is composed of 12 people, nine whites and three African Americans. The decision was held secretly over the period of months to weigh whether there would be charges that can be filed against the police officer.
With the Ferguson Grand Jury verdict announcement was held, Darren Wilson was on paid leave and was not seen publicly seen the fatal shootout in August 9.
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