Union: Ferguson officer does not expect charges

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ A police union official says the suburban St. Louis officer who fatally shot Michael Brown does not expect to face criminal charges.

Jeff Roorda is the business manager for the St. Louis Police Officers’ Association. He says he met Thursday with Ferguson officer Darren Wilson, who has kept out of the public eye since the Aug. 9 shooting.

A grand jury has been meeting to decide whether to indict the white officer in the death of the black 18-year-old. A decision could come soon.

Roorda says Wilson has incurred significant legal, medical and relocation expenses and that a police charity has raised close to $500,000 for him.


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