St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch has announced the decision of a Missouri grand jury not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting and killing of black teenager Mike Brown.
McCulloch said that the grand jurors ruled that “no probable cause exists” to indict Wilson on any of the five possible charges that they were asked to consider. He said that the jury was “presented with five indictments” ranging from “murder in the first degree to involuntary manslaughter.”
The prosecutor repeatedly stressed the physical evidence that the 12 jurors considered, saying that it “tells the accurate and tragic story of what happened.”
Michael Brown’s family released a statement reacting to the news and calling for people to keep their protests peaceful in spite of the outcome.
“We are profoundly disappointed that the killer of our child will not face the consequence of his actions,” they said in the statement.