By Eric L. Wesson Sr.
CALL Staff Writer
Officer Darren Wilson will never face state charges or be seriously cross-examined for the murder of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
A grand jury returned a “No True Bill” on each of the five indictments that were presented to the grand jury, which consisted of nine white jurors and three black jurors, in August. St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch made the announcement on Monday, Nov. 24. Nine jurors were needed to determine whether Wilson was going to be indicted.
The grand jury decision resulted in violence by protestors. Several businesses were looted and burned and one highway was shutdown. There were 81 arrests reported.
”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,” McCulloch said.
It is not a matter of public record what the vote count was.
The grand jury had to decide whether probable cause existed to warrant an indictment for first-degree murder, second-degree murder, first-degree voluntary manslaughter, voluntary manslaughter or involuntary manslaughter.
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