FERGUSON, MO (AP) – A Missouri prosecutor is facing renewed scrutiny of his handling of the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white police officer _ including his decision to have a grand jury decide if the officer would face charges.
St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced Monday that the grand jury opted not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting because of a lack of evidence.
Brown family attorneys and activists said Tuesday that everything from how evidence was presented to the grand jury to the way McCulloch delivered the news of its decision bolstered their belief that the outcome was predetermined.
They say they believe the grand jury decision reflected McCulloch’s views, and are angry he ignored their request to appoint a special prosecutor to the case.
By ANDALE GROSS and TAMMY WEBBER