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Clayton County prosecutor made  the announcement tonight at 9:20 warning that social media ignored the inconsistent nature of the wound that are  are thoroughly document by evidence presented to the grand jury.

Darren Wilson got off 12 shots as the grand jury deemed he was in imminent danger and had to subdue Brown with fatal injury,

The St. Louis grand jury has completed delied berations and reached a decision on whether to indict Darren Wilson, the white Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in August. The shooting sparked days of unrest in Missouri and compelled communities across the nation to take closely scrutinize local police policies and examine race and police relations around the country

The victim’s family attorney, Benjamin Crump stated that the grand jury’s decision would be announced later on Monday evening, but gave no indication of whether or not Wilson, 28, will be face charges or for the shooting death of the unarmed 18-year-old. Possible charges range from involuntary manslaughter to first degree manslaughter. The grand jury has been working on the case since Aug. 20 and has been meeting weekly since.

The grand jury’s decision was expected to come last week and then again over the weekend, but because of the volume of evidence jurors must consider and the volatile climate surrounding the case, official have been careful to take extreme precautions in an effort to be prepared for all possible outcomes.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) and the county prosecutor’s office are expected to hold news conferences later Monday, and prosecutors have notified the family of Michael Brown — the teen who Wilson killed — that the grand jury’s decision will be announced Monday night, family attorney Benjamin Crump said.

Sources report that the announcement of whether or not Wilson will be indicted is expected to made public at 5:30 p.m. EST.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon came under heavy criticism when on last Monday, Nov. 17 he declared a state of emergency, a full week ahead the announcement of findings of the federal and St. Louis County investigations into the death of Brown.

“Regardless of the outcomes of the federal and state criminal investigations, there is the possibility of expanded unrest,” Nixon said in the order scheduled to expire in 30 days unless extended. “The state of Missouri will be prepared to appropriately respond to any reaction to these announcements.”

Brown’s family is calling for supporters and protesters to remain calm and exercise restraint when the decision is announced. President Obama has also urged the nation to remain calm. “Using any event as an excuse for violence is contrary to the rule of law and contrary to who we are,” said Obama.

U.S. Department of justice officials have concluded that there is evidence of bias against African Americans in the Ferguson Police Department, especially in traffic stop incidents.

Amid an uncertain future and an impending grand jury decision, Officer Darren Wilson married his girlfriend, fellow Ferguson cop Barbara Spradling, on Oct. 24 and is expected to resign regardless of the outcome of the grand jury decision. Even though fellow police officers said they would welcome him back with open arms.

 

 

 

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