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Fri Jul 31, 2020, 11:37 AM Jul 2020

Missouri police officer who killed Michael Brown faces no charges


(CNN)No charges will be filed against former Ferguson, Missouri, police Officer Darren Wilson after a reinvestigation into the 2014 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell said Thursday.
The investigation didn't exonerate Wilson, Bell said.

Wilson's shooting of Brown, a Black man, in August 2014 sparked a federal civil rights inquiry, protests, and a national debate. Protests erupted around the country after a grand jury declined to indict Wilson.

"Although this case represents one of the most significant moments in St. Louis' history, the question for this office was a simple one," Bell said. "Could we prove beyond a reasonable doubt that when Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown, he committed murder or manslaughter under Missouri law?"

"After an independent and in-depth review of the evidence, we cannot prove that he did," Bell said.

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Missouri police officer who killed Michael Brown faces no charges (Original Post) Dial H For Hero Jul 2020 OP
Gunned him down for no reason Eliot Rosewater Jul 2020 #1
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