“What Do You Mean No Indictment?” Michael Brown’s Mother Reacts To The Grand Jury’s Decision Not To Indict Darren Wilson
Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will not face criminal charges for the shooting and killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
County prosecutor Robert McCulloch, in an announcement this evening, read the grand jury’s decision in Clayton, Missouri.
McCulloch made the announcement in a press conference scheduled for 9 pm that didn’t happen until around 9:15 pm
After scolding the media and social media users for misreporting facts, McCulloch said that the jury after hearing several eye witness and expert testimony decided there was no probable cause.
The Brown family was made aware of the grand jury’s decision before McCulloch made his announcement to the nation and world this evening.
The family’s attorney, Benjamin Crump said they received a call from McCulloch. Crump delivered the news to the family.
Crump told Brown’s mother Lesley McSpadden, “The jury was not inclined to indict on any charges. He (McCulloch) said he would be willing to meet with you all.”
USA Today reports that “McSpadden began crying and shouting. Her body vibrated with pain as she jumped to her feet.”
McSpadden said, “I do want to meet with him right now,” McSpadden screamed. “What do you mean no indictment?!”
She then ran out of the room followed by family members.
Prosecutor McCulloch said that he is not allowed to disclose how the jury, composed of nine Whites and three Blacks, voted.
We’re praying for this family. It’s one thing to lose a child and then yet another blow to learn that your child’s killer will walk freely.