Prosecutor won’t charge Ferguson cop who killed Michael Brown

St. Louis County prosecutor Wesley Bell said his office was unable to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Darren Wilson committed murder or manslaughter under Missouri law.
1:41 | 07/31/20

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Although this case represents one of the most significant small significant moments his Saint Louis is history the question for this office was a simple. Could we prove beyond a reasonable doubt and 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. Out of respect for Michael Brown has been for his family. I do not intend to re litigate evidence in this case. These facts have been aired in public time and again. In this time for us to reflect on Michael's life. To support Michael's family. Into honoree transformative movement that will forever be linked to his name. My heart breaks for. Michael's father Michael Brown senior and his mother Leslie that. I know this is not weasel it was looking for. In that they're paying continue forever. I also want to be clear. That investigation does not exonerate. Deer and wolves. The question whether we can prove the case at trial is different. We clearing him any and all wrongdoing. There's so many points at which he and Wilson could handle the situation. Differently if he had Michael Brown might still be. But that's not the question for us the only question is whether we can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that crime occurred. The answer their questions now. And I would violate my ethical duties if none the less brought charts.

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