Prior to the 8 p.m. announcement, crowds blocked traffic on streets throughout the St. Louis area
St. Louis – Citing a legal authority for a law enforcement officer to use deadly force when necessary and the human right of all persons to use deadly force to defend themselves, St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced that after an exhaustive 3-month investigation, the Grand Jury returned no true bill of indictment against against Officer Darren Wilson on all of five counts leveled against him.
The prosecutor remarked that many witnesses who alleged he shot Michael Brown, 18, in the back, changed their stories or merely refused to testify once they were confronted with physical evidence to the contrary.
“Physical evidence does not change…,” he said, after outlining a case in which at least 9 members of the Grand Jury found they neither believe a crime was committed, nor that Darren Wilson was the person to have committed the crime.
McCulloch said all evidence used in the Grand Jury’s deliberations will be released immediately following the announcement of the grand jury’s findings.
An abbreviated audio recording of his remarks follows:
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