Officer Darren Wilson Not Charged With Shooting Mike Brown
Darren Wilson, the officer responsible for fatally shooting unarmed Mike Brown was not charged in his death.
Prosecutor Robert McCulloch made the announcement Tuesday (Nov. 24) just before 9:30pm.
A Ferguson grand jury met for several months while hearing evidence from Wilson as well as key eyewitnesses to determine whether or not to charge him in the shooting death of 18 year old Brown.
Protestors and concerned citizens have rallied and marched in Ferguson, Mo., for more than 100 days in support of Brown and have since gathered outside of the downtown courthouse in Clayton, Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon announced last week he activated the National Guard to help maintain crowd control once the announcement was made.
The grand jury convened on Aug. 20, 11 days after Brown was reportedly shot more than six times by Wilson. The 12-member group had to decide if there was probable cause to charge Wilson, 28, with a crime. Options included the most serious charges of first and second degree murder to lesser charges of involuntary manslaughter to no charge at all. If Wilson was charged, he could’ve faced life in prison.