Members of the grand jury have reached their decision on whether to indict the Ferguson police officer responsible for the death of 18 year old Michael Brown. They decided not to indict the officer- Darren Wilson- for the killing.
The members of the jury met for 25 days, hearing over 70 hours of testimony from more than 60 witnesses before they made their decision. A St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch confirmed Wilson fired 12 shots at an unarmed Brown.
The death of Brown occurred Aug. 9, igniting several demonstrations that are still going on. The jury’s decision has sparked fury in protestors and turned protests violent, leading to smoke bombs fired by police and the destruction of property by civilians. Rocks and bottles are being thrown, windows smashed, and a police car set on fire.