Ferguson Grand Jury Under Investigation Over A Tweet
Prosecutors are investigating the Ferguson grand jury, hearing evidence in the case against an officer who shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9. A Twitter user claimed that a juror had allegedly discussed the case with a friend. One message shows that the member of the jury didn’t believe there was enough to warrant an arrest for Officer Darren Wilson. Ed Magee, the spokesman for county prosecutor Robert McCulloch, confirmed the information from the Twitter feed, as posted by activist Shaun King.
Within seconds of posting this, her friends told her to delete it and she did. It was screenshotted first. pic.twitter.com/b6kTf9p40h
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) October 1, 2014
“The matter has been referred to the prosecuting attorney for investigation,” the St. Louis County court administrator said in a statement. “The court will hear the matter and take appropriate action, if the prosecutor finds cause to believe misconduct has occurred.” The confidential proceedings have taken place since Aug. 20 and were expected to wrap by mid-November. Should there be a breach in information, the prosecutor’s office may have to start over with a new panel.