Department of Justice
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.
Justice Department autopsy found Brown died from multiple gunshot wounds and had severe head and chest injuries, minor gunshot wound to his right hand.
However, Knowles says he feels like he’s being left in the dark by the DOJ, which he says is not a good first step toward the goal of rebuilding trust between the community and law enforcement in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting.
McCaskill says he will become more involved when it’s appropriate.
Davis says the training is not to be taken as a signal that no federal charges are expected in the Ferguson case, saying they are “two different tracks.”
Attorney General Eric Holder says the unrest after Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Michael Brown in August shows law enforcement can’t let tensions with the community go unresolved.
McCaskill says McCulloch has been re-elected several times, she trusts his track record, and if he were to recuse himself from this case, it would case problems for other cases.
The U.S. Attorney in St. Louis is urging the public to trust the system as the feds do their own investigation of the Michael Brown shooting case.
It’s part of the DOJ’s civil rights investigation of Ferguson police.
The Department of Justice barred media from attending the meeting, but reporters weren’t the only ones told to leave.