Darren Wilson, the former police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, 2014, has slipped through the hands of justice once again.
Wesley Bell, St. Louis County’s first Black prosecutor, announced on Thursday that he will not charge Wilson making it the third time the former officer has gotten away with murder.
During a press conference Bell said:
The question for this office was a simple one: Could we prove beyond a reasonable doubt that when Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown he committed murder or manslaughter under Missouri law? After an independent and in-depth review of the evidence, we cannot prove that he did.
Bell said his “heart breaks” for Michael’s parents. “I know this is not the result they were looking for and that their pain will continue forever.”
This is a time for us to reflect on Michael’s life, to support Michael’s family and to honor a transformative movement that will forever be linked to his name.
“It’s over! One term!” Tory Russell, 36, of St. Louis, screamed at the prosecuting attorney as the press conference came to a close. Police officers gently led him from the room.
Vote. Him. Out.
Source: AP News