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LA to Protesters: No Need to Pay Bail, Go Eat Dinner

Those arrested in Ferguson protests get a reprieve

(Newser) - "We have every legal right to keep them until they post bail," says a Los Angeles police commander—but the city won't. People who are currently in jail after being arrested in Los Angeles while protesting the Ferguson grand jury decision are being released in time for...

Darren Wilson's Actions After Shooting: 'Very, Very Bad'

Darren Wilson booked own gun into evidence

(Newser) - Police actions in the immediate aftermath of the shooting of Michael Brown were a long way from normal, according to grand jury transcripts, which reveal that officer Darren Wilson drove himself back to the station by himself, cleaned the blood off himself, and checked his own gun into evidence, all...

Darren Wilson to Be a Dad
 Darren Wilson 
 to Be a Dad 

Darren Wilson to Be a Dad

Ferguson cop who shot Michael Brown says wife is pregnant in ABC interview

(Newser) - The next portion of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson's ABC News interview with Good Morning America anchor George Stephanopoulos has been released, and Wilson has some updates for everyone. He admits that his life has been "stressful" since the shooting and reveals that he even grew a beard...

Michael Brown's Father's Church Set Ablaze

44 more arrested in Ferguson

(Newser) - More than a dozen buildings were set ablaze in Ferguson on Monday. Among those that burned: Flood Christian Church. NBC News reports that's the church where Michael Brown's father was baptized on Sunday. The buildings around it were untouched, leading the Rev. Carlton Lee to speculate that it...

National Guard, Protesters Gather in Ferguson

Police pledge that there won't be another night of violence

(Newser) - National Guard troops showed up in Ferguson, Mo., today, pouring out of an unmarked school bus with automatic rifles to guard buildings that haven't burned down yet, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Meanwhile, a crowd of roughly 50 protesters gathered in front of the Ferguson police station and several...

Darren Wilson Speaks Out for 1st Time

George Stephanopoulos gets interview with Ferguson, Mo., police officer

(Newser) - Darren Wilson says he has a clear conscience and wouldn't have done anything differently during his fatal encounter with unarmed teenager Michael Brown. Tonight, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer is speaking publicly about the violent encounter for the first time in an ABC News interview with George Stephanopoulos. Wilson...

Of Course Darren Wilson Wasn't Indicted

Observers call for action on accountability

(Newser) - As the media reacts to a grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson, commentators appear to agree on one thing: This isn't a surprise. While grand juries usually return an indictment, FiveThirtyEight.com notes, that doesn't seem to be the case when it comes to police...

Why Darren Wilson Says He Shot Michael Brown

Inside the officer's Sept. 16 grand jury testimony

(Newser) - "You want me to just go with the whole thing?" So asked Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson near the start of his Sept. 16 grand jury testimony , per a transcript released last night. What follows is Wilson's explanation of what happened in the last minutes of Michael Brown's...

What Ferguson Grand Jury Saw, Heard

Including photos of Darren Wilson's face

(Newser) - Why did the grand jury decide against indicting Darren Wilson ? Soon after the decision was announced, the St. Louis County prosecuting attorney's office released thousands of pages of evidence that had been presented to the jurors over 25 days of meetings that included testimony from around 60 witnesses....

St. Louis Skies Now Cleared After Shots Diverted Flights

29 arrests made after chaos follows Brown decision

(Newser) - The Federal Aviation Administration diverted about 10 St. Louis-bound flights to other airports last night because of reports of gunshots fired into the sky in Ferguson, Mo. The FAA says the flights were rerouted "to provide a safe environment for law enforcement activities," though the AP notes those...

Obama: 'We Need to Accept' This Decision

No excuse for violence, president says

(Newser) - President Obama appealed for calm and understanding in Ferguson, Mo., after a grand jury decided not to indict in the death of Michael Brown, pleading with both residents and police officers to show restraint. "We are a nation built on the rule of law, so we need to accept...

Ferguson Grand Jury: What We'll Never Know

Vote count won't be made public

(Newser) - Authorities have released evidence presented to the grand jury that decided not to indict Darren Wilson, but some facts won't be made public—including who was on the jury. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch says the 12 grand jurors were "working, not retired, working professional, blue...

Lawyers: Ferguson Cop 'Followed His Training'

Anger greets grand jury decision

(Newser) - Soon after the grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson was made public, his lawyers issued a statement saying the Ferguson police officer "followed his training and followed the law" when he shot and killed Michael Brown. The statement stressed that the decision was made by a "...

No Charges for Ferguson Cop
 No Charges for Ferguson Cop 

No Charges for Ferguson Cop

No criminal charges for Darren Wilson in shooting of Michael Brown

(Newser) - He's cleared: Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will not face criminal charges in the shooting death of Michael Brown, reports CNN . St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch announced the grand jury's decision tonight, asserting among other things that "eyewitness accounts conflicted with physical evidence." He...

St. Louis Mayor: Violence 'Will Not Be Tolerated'

He and governor urge calm ahead of grand jury decision

(Newser) - About two hours ahead of the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown shooting, the governor of Missouri and the mayor of St. Louis issued an appeal for calm. Neither revealed whether officer Darren Wilson will be indicted on criminal charges or exonerated, but Mayor Francis Slay predicted that "...

Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Coming Today

St. Louis newspaper expects news conference at 6:30 ET

(Newser) - Today's the day: A grand jury has decided whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will face criminal charges in the shooting death of Michael Brown, reports the Washington Post . An attorney for Brown's relatives says they have been notified that the decision is in and that it will...

2 Men in Ferguson Accused of Planning Pipe Bombs

They were caught in FBI sting ahead of grand jury decision

(Newser) - Reports of two arrests in Ferguson don't bode well for calm once a grand jury decision is announced in the Michael Brown shooting. Reuters quotes a law enforcement source as saying that two men who belong to the New Black Panther Party were caught trying to buy material for...

Ferguson Cop Who Shot Michael Brown May Resign

Darren Wilson in talks as grand jury decision nears

(Newser) - With a grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting case believed to be imminent—and the National Guard activated —the officer who shot the unarmed teenager is in talks over quitting the Ferguson, Mo., police force, sources say. Darren Wilson maintains that he didn't do anything wrong,...

Grand Juries Are a Farce— but Not in Ferguson

Prosecutor's move points way to fairer process: David Feige

(Newser) - Grand juries were invented to protect citizens from rushed and unfair prosecution, but today, they do quite the opposite, writes David Feige at Slate . Prosecutors normally play a "controlling role" in the grand jury process, taking charge of who's allowed in meetings and presenting jurors with "as...

Video, Radio Calls Offer Clearer Picture of Ferguson Events

Officer Darren Wilson appears in footage following encounter

(Newser) - More details in the shooting of Michael Brown are emerging after the St. Louis Post-Dispatch released video footage and radio calls from the hours surrounding the event. The calls offer a glimpse of Darren Wilson's messages in the moments before the shooting, while video reveals Wilson heading to the...

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