If There Is No Indictment of Darren Wilson, Grand Jury Evidence May Never Be Released to the Public

The casket of Michael Brown sits inside Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church awaiting the start of his funeral on August 25, 2014 in St. Louis Missouri.  ROBERT COHEN-POOL/GETTY IMAGES
The casket of Michael Brown sits inside Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church awaiting the start of his funeral on August 25, 2014 in St. Louis Missouri.
ROBERT COHEN-POOL/GETTY IMAGES

Prosecuting attorney, Robert McCulloch has claimed for months that if there were no indictment for officer Darren Wilson that grand jury evidence would be made available to the public. The court says that may not be the case. It looks like evidence used by the Ferguson grand jury to decide whether or not to criminally charge officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown may not be made public, according to a St. Louis County Circuit Court official,Yahoo News reports.

Under normal circumstances grand jury evidence remains sealed after a decision has been handed down but for months, “prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch has said he would seek a rare court order from Judge Carolyn Whittington immediately releasing nearly all evidence should Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson not be charged,” Yahoo News reports.

During a radio interview in September, McCulloch claimed that the judge agreed to release documents if there was no indictment and recently, reporters were sent emails with instructions on how to connect to special server, which would hold the evidence viewed by the grand jury, Yahoo reports. On Sunday, however, the court argued that, “Judge Whittington has entered no such order and has made no such agreement,” director of judicial administration Paul Fox wrote in a statement viewed by Yahoo News.

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Source: The Root | 

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