The grand jury determining whether to charge a white Missouri police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen in August appears to be approaching a decision.
A private pathologist hired by Michael Brown’s family was scheduled to testify on Thursday after the grand jury requested him to do so.
From Chicago Tribune:
“We are probably reaching the end of the road as it relates to witnesses,” Gray said outside the Clayton County courthouse where the grand jury is meeting.
A spokesman for the county prosecutor did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Officials have previously said the grand jury was expected to reach a decision this month on whether to indict the officer, Darren Wilson, who shot and killed Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on Aug. 9.
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Teh shooting launched weeks of racially charged protest in not just the predominantly black city of Ferguson, but across the nation.
Residents and officials are bracing for a potentially new wave of unrest if Wilson isn’t charged, with Gov. Jay Nixon announcing the National Guard possibly being deployed.
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