Would the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a white police officer result in an indictment? After months of waiting, Missouri finally got an answer on Monday night.
There will be no indictment for Officer Wilson.
Over the past weeks, a St. Louis grand jury deliberated, leaving not only Ferguson but the rest of the county on the edge of their seats. It’s no secret that after the August 9th shooting involving Wilson and 18-year-old Michael Brown, the Missouri town saw weeks of protests, some of which became violent. Many questioned how the tension post this announcement would affect those protests.
The possible charges that the grand jury considered are:
– First degree murder
– Second degree murder
– Voluntary manslaughter
– Involuntary manslaughter
– No charge at all