denied a request for a new grand jury in the shooting of Michael Brown. Now the Department of Justice appears ready to announce there will be no civil rights charges against Darren Wilson:
Federal prosecutors have begun work on a legal memo recommending no civil rights charges against the officer, Darren Wilson, law enforcement officials said.Charges against Darren Wilson were unlikely from the start:
That would close the case in the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. An investigation by the F.B.I., which is complete, found no evidence to support the charges against the officer, the officials said.
There is a high legal bar for bringing federal civil rights charges, and federal investigators had for months signaled that they were unlikely to do so. The Justice Department plans to release a report explaining its decision, though it is not clear when.The Department of Justice is still in the midst of a broader civil rights investigation of the Ferguson Police Department as a whole. No word on when that inquiry will wrap up.
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