Ferguson Police Officer Not Charged in Black Teen’s Shooting in Ferguson

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from The Wall Street Journal,

Grand Jury Doesn’t Indict Police Officer Darren Wilson in Michael Brown’s Death.

A grand jury declined to indict a police officer in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager whose death in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson became a national flashpoint on race, justice and policing.

The decision released on Monday night fueled concerns of renewed unrest after the region faced weeks of protest that turned violent at times this summer. Many businesses boarded up, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon activated the National Guard and many area schools were closed in anticipation of the decision.

The grand jury was charged with determining whether a crime occurred when Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in August after an altercation between the two. Nine of the 12 grand-jury members were needed for a vote to indict.

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