It has been confirmed that policemen in the US who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in the town of Ferguson in the state of Missouri, which then triggered weeks of racially-charged unrest, will not face charges.
St Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch has told reporters that a grand jury had reviewed all the evidence gathered about the August shooting of Michael Brown.
The County prosecuter said that the grand jury “determined that no probable cause exists to file any charge against Officer Darren Wilson.” The prosecutor also added that witnesses were not consistent in the reporting of Mr Brown’s hands being raised on the night of the shooting.
Meanwhile Michael Brown’s family also released a statement saying that they were “profoundly disappointed” by the grand jury’s decision not to charge the officer, but called for calm. The Brown family said “We are profoundly disappointed that the killer of our child will not face the consequence of his actions.” “While we understand that many others share our pain, we ask that you channel your frustration in ways that will make a positive change.”