Family lawyer says the city of Ferguson and former officer Darren Wilson will be named in a wrongful death suit.
Ferguson Mayor James Knowles read a brief statement but did not take questions.
“It also really does say that the narrative that came out from people like Dorian Johnson and the ‘hands up, don’t shoot,’ that that narrative was simply false,” Wilson’s attorney Neil Bruntrager says.
The Justice Department says it won’t prosecute former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old that led to weeks of protests.
Ferguson City Attorney Stephanie Karr and Mayor James Knowles III said they have not been contacted by the Department of Justice about any findings, nor given a timeline for completion of the investigations.
Eureka Fire Chief Greg Brown and St. Louis County Chief of Special Operations Matt LaVanchy told the committee firefighters were shot at during the unrest and, as a result, were told to stand down, even though residents needed their help.
Even though the last couple of nights have been quiet on the streets of North County, there are renewed worries about the possibility of rioting and unrest after news that Darren Wilson is unlikely to face charges for violating the civil rights of Michael Brown.
“Given all of the circumstances, Red’s has decided that it is closing its business and unfortunately will not be reopening,” says attorney Jay Kanzler.
Wilson’s defense attorney, Neil Bruntrager, says he has not told his client to breathe a sigh of relief just yet – he’s heard nothing from the Justice Department.
A bar complaint against St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch and Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Kathi Alizadeh and Sheila Whirley has been filed regarding the handling of the Ferguson grand jury.