Ferguson grand jury ruling to be announced today: Will officer Darren Wilson face charges?
At a press conference today, a St. Louis County prosecutor will reveal the grand jury’s findings in the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson on August 9, 2014.
The grand jury consisted of 7 men and 5 women. Three of the jurists — two women and one man — were African-American. After examining evidence since August, they began deliberating on Friday and came to a decision today.
Officer Darren Wilson is not expected to be indicted, which has led to preemptive protests throughout last week, with more expected after the announcement.
A week ago today, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon even declared a state of emergency, as “regardless of the outcome, there is the possibility of unrest.”
Michael Brown’s family told CNN they are angry that the news of a decision being reached became public before they got a notification from the prosecutor.
Update: The family has now said it received official notice that a decision has been made.