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Darren Wilson Testifies Before Grand Jury

It's unusual for a suspect to be invited to make his case, but Darren Wilson spent 4 hours doing just that on Wednesday.
Darren Wilson Testifies Before Grand Jury

Darren Wilson spent 4 hours making his case before the Grand Jury empaneled to decide whether or not he should be charged for the killing of Michael Brown. This isn't ordinary at all. Generally grand jury proceedings are conducted in secret and the prosecutor calls the witnesses he or she thinks will garner an indictment.

Officer Wilson is receiving extremely generous treatment by the DA's office, which shouldn't surprise anyone.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

Shortly after being given more time to weigh evidence in black teenager Michael Brown's fatal shooting, a Missouri grand jury heard from the man at the center of it -- Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson -- a local newspaper reported.

Wilson shot and killed the 19-year-old Brown in the middle of the day on August 9, in the middle of a street in the St. Louis suburb. Authorities could have charged Wilson themselves by filing a criminal complaint, but St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch instead opted to present the case to a grand jury that could indict the officer, or not.

On Wednesday, Wilson testified for almost four hours in front of the seven men and five women on that grand jury, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, citing a source with knowledge of the investigation.

The same source cited by the paper claimed that the Ferguson police officer, who was put on paid administrative leave after the shooting, has been "cooperative" in his two conversations with St. Louis County investigators and one with federal investigators. In addition to the county's case, the U.S. Justice Department has launched its own civil rights investigation into the shooting.

Six witnesses telling virtually the same story aren't enough, I guess. And now we can wait all the way until January if they decide to. What justice?


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