Grand Jury Reportedly Reaches Verdict in Ferguson Case

Jury verdict is latest event underlying months of unrest following shooting of Michael Brown.

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Arresting protesters in Ferguson.
Arresting protesters in Ferguson.Credit: Reuters

Media outlets citing unidentified sources are reporting that the grand jury considering whether Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson should be charged in the death of Michael Brown has reached a decision.

The Associated Press was not able to confirm the reports Monday afternoon.

CNN, citing U.S. and local law enforcement officials it did not identify, said the St. Louis County prosecutor would announce a decision Monday.

The Washington Post, citing sources close to the process, said both the prosecutor's and Missouri governor's offices were preparing for press conferences likely to come later Monday.

The jury verdict is the latest event underlying the tensions in Ferguson. In August, Brown, a black teenager was shot by Wilson, a white police officer, in a manner that protestors argue was racially motivated. In the three months since, more than 200 protestors have been arrested. Further unrest is expected, if Wilson is not charged; two days ago, two men, allegedly members of the New Black Panther Party, were arrested by FBI for plotting to set off pipe bombs during planned protests. 

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