FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOX) – The grand jury in the investigation into the shooting death of Michael Brown has announced its decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of the unarmed 18-year-old.
St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch said,”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.”
Brown’s parents Michael Brown, Sr. and Lesley McSpadden said in a statement, “We are profoundly disappointed that the killer of our child will not face the consequence of his actions. While we understand that many others share our pain, we ask that you channel your frustration in ways that will make a positive change. We need to work together to fix the system that allowed this to happen.”
On Saturday, August 9, 2014 Wilson shot and killed Brown during a confrontation on Canfield Drive.
Brown’s death sparked weeks on unrest in Ferguson, as well as nationwide protests.
In the wake of the grand jury’s decision violence and looting broke out in the Ferguson area, leaving several businesses damaged and other burned to the ground.
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