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ST. LOUIS (AP) _ The NAACP is asking a Missouri judge to convene a new grand jury to consider charges against the Ferguson officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.

The NAACP’s Legal Defense and Educational Fund on Monday submitted a letter to St. Louis County Circuit Judge Maura McShane. The letter also requests an investigation of the grand jury proceedings that led to the decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson. The white officer fatally shot Brown, who was black and unarmed, on Aug. 9, leading to significant unrest.

The NAACP says its review of the grand jury proceedings raised “grave legal concerns.” The organization is also seeking a special prosecutor for the new investigation, replacing St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch.