A grand jury did not indict Ferguson, Mo. police officer, Darren Wilson for any crimes leading to the death of unarmed 18-year-old, Michael Brown.
Wilson, a White man, shot and killed Brown, a Black teen, on August 9, leading to a number of protests and civil unrest throughout the nation.
St. Louis prosecuting attorney, Robert McCulloch began his news conference around 8:15 p.m. local time Monday sharing sympathy for the Brown family and explained that he did not know the tally of the jurors’ vote because it is being kept secret. According to NPR:
“The grand jury is made up of nine white and three black jurors; seven are men and five are women. A decision on criminal charges requires agreement from at least nine of the 12.”
McCulloch also noted the challenges of the case including statements from witnesses that didn’t match up and statements that were later recanted. He assured that nearly all witness statements were recorded and presented to the jury.
For a complete timeline of the events, visit NPR.
Source: NPR | Image Credit: Charlie Riedel/AP