ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) -A symbolic Black People’s Grand Jury will met Saturday morning to go over evidence presented in the case of the shooting death of Michael Brown by then Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson. The group has no legal authority, but organizers say the goal is to uncover what they call a clear bias that was shown during the St. Louis County grand jury process.
The group, made up of lawyers and activists, will select a jury and interview witnesses to the Michael Brown shooting death over the next two days. They’ve asked several key figures in the case to come, including Wilson and St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch, but the group does not expect either to attend.
The group says they’ve gone over the St. Louis County grand jury transcripts and that they believe the process was conducted in a way to prevent Darren Wilson from being indicted. They cite grand jury instructions, how evidence was presented, and how Darren Wilson was allowed to testify as evidence that the prosecutor`s office was bias.
All along McCulloch has maintained that the St. Louis County grand jury process was fair.
This grand jury is an effort of activists connected to the Leadership Coalition for Justice, formerly the Justice for Mike Brown Leadership Coalition, and the African People’s Socialist Party.