Transcript for Ferguson Grand Jury Still in Session
And now to Ferguson, Missouri. The country is on edge awaiting a decision from the grand jury. They are deciding whether to charge a white police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teen. How close are they to reaching a decision? ABC's Alex Perez is there with a time line. Good morning, Alex. Reporter: Hey, good morning, Paul lachl the grand jury expected back here at the justice center to continue their work tomorrow. Now, Michael brown's mother hitting the streets of Ferguson pleading for peace. Overnight Michael brown's mother attending a special March on the street where brown was killed calling for peace and justice. I don't want nobody getting hurt. You see what I'm saying? Walk in a courtroom I want all y'all with me. Reporter: We now know the grand jury will not resume its work till Monday. Nearing its final decision will bring bigger and more violent clashes between protesters and police and many business owners taking no chances boarding up their windows ahead of a possible grand jury announcement. This woman says her beauty salon sat nearly empty since August when protesters here began demanding officer Darren Wilson be charged for the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael brown. People are scared to come. Reporter: Over the weekend authorities putting up barricades outside the St. Louis county justice center where the grand jury has been meeting since August 20th. Nine white, three black, seven men, five women reflecting the racial makeup of the county will need nine votes to indict him on murder or manslaughter charges. Prosecutors seydoux to the unique nature and high profile of the case jurors have had three months of complete access to evidence and witnesses with any connection to the investigation. Including testimony from officer Wilson himself in September and Dr. Michael Baden, the forensic pathologist asked by the brown family to perform an independent autopsy. The D.A. Is trying to present a case that if there is no indictment, they can say, look, it was them. Reporter: Prosecutors insisting on transparency hoping to eliminate any doubts when the grand jury finally reaches a decision. And as we await that grand jury decision, the St. Louis county police department says their officers have switched over to 12-hour shifts hoping to be ready to deal with anything should it come up. Dan. Everyone trying to get ready for this decision. Alex Perez on the ground, thank you.
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