Prosecutor: No Charges for Officer in Michael Brown’s Death

It was nearly six years ago that a grand jury declined to indict Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot Brown, a Black 18-year-old, in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • Published 30 July 2020
  • Updated 31 July 2020

This article was republished here with permission from The Associated Press, however it is no longer available to read on Snopes.com.

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County’s prosecutor announced Thursday that he will not charge the former police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, a dramatic decision that could reopen old wounds amid a renewed and intense national conversation about racial injustice and the police treatment of people of color. Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell’s decision marked the third time prosecutors investigated and opted not to charge Darren Wilson, the white officer who… Read at AP News