ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis County’s top elected official and attorneys for Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson are criticizing recent leaks of information related to investigations into Michael Brown’s shooting death.
Wilson’s attorneys said Thursday that they are not responsible for the leaks and that any commentary should come in a legal venue, not through the media, while the investigation continues.
St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley called the leaks “orchestrated,” and said they “do not inspire confidence” in the process or prosecutor Bob McCulloch.
A county autopsy and toxicology report were leaked to the media. Other leaks have cited unnamed sources saying Wilson told investigators he felt threatened by the unarmed 18-year-old on Aug. 9.
A grand jury is hearing evidence, and the Justice Department is investigating for possible civil rights violations.
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