Grand jury decision reached in Ferguson case

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 at 3:30 pm

A Missouri grand jury has made a decision on whether to indict a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, a killing that sparked angry protests in the St. Louis suburb, the Washington Post reported Monday.

St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch’s office was due to make an announcement on the grand jury, the Post and CNN reported, citing sources.

A spokesman for McCulloch did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Activist groups have pledged fresh street protests if Officer Darren Wilson is not indicted in the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, 18, while the state has been planning a massive police presence to quell violence.

President Barack Obama urged protesters to remain peaceful following the grand jury announcement, a White House spokesman said. Brown’s parents, ministers and community leaders have urged sympathizers to remain peaceful, whatever the outcome.

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