The prosecutor of the district of St. Louis, the state of Munich, said on Thursday that he would not charge the policeman in Belia, who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in 2014, after quietly resuming the investigation.
Civil rights leaders and Brown’s mother reportedly hope that Attorney General Wesley Bell, who became the first black district attorney in January 2019, can reopen the investigation into police officer Darren Wilson, who shot Brown six years ago. years.
Bell told reporters today that his decision was “one of the most difficult things I had to do.”
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But after five months of investigating the evidence in the case, witness statements and forensic examinations, he concluded that “we cannot prove that he”
The large-scale demonstrations that followed Brown’s shooting helped solidify the Black Lives Matter movement in Ferguson, Mexico, and across the country.
A federal investigation and a major court hearing acquitted Wilson of all charges months after Brown’s death in 2014.
Bell met with no backlash when he reviewed the investigation into Brown’s shooting, as Wilson has never been charged or tried and has no statute of limitations for murder charges.
Brown, accompanied by his friend, was told to walk out of the middle of the street in a residential area of Wilson as Brown approached the police vehicle. In the entire quarrel, which lasted about 90 seconds, Wilson fired a total of twelve bullets, six of which hit Brown in front of his body.
Witnesses said Brown, who was unarmed, raised his hands when he was shot, but federal investigators and the grand trial said the evidence showed otherwise.
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Brown’s body was left on the street for four hours, causing outrage among his family and locals, sparking the violent protests that followed.
“Although this case represents one of the most important moments in the history of St. Louis, the question of this service was simple: Can we prove beyond a reasonable doubt that when Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown, he committed murder or murder under Missouri law ? “This is what Mr Bell said at a press conference on Thursday.
“After an independent and thorough review of the evidence, we cannot prove that he did.”
Bell noted that just because Wilson was not found guilty of murder or manslaughter, he was not acquitted.
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“There are so many points where Darren Wilson could have handled differently, and if he had, Michael Brown might still be alive,” Bell told reporters.
The Justice Department declined to charge Wilson, but released a highly critical report noting racial prejudice at the Ferguson Police Department and the district courts.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.