A grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., arrived at a decision: Darren Wilson, a Ferguson police officer, won’t be facing charges in the shooting death of Michael Brown.
There’s a very high chance a majority will never know why it came to be the case. A grand jury, such as the one assigned to the Ferguson trial, are done behind closed doors. The primary reason is let witnesses gain the chance to make a testimony without worrying of reprisal.
One aspect that’s safe to assume is the issue of “use of force” by the officer, which likely came in to minds of the jurors.
It wasn’t disputed the Wilson shot and killed Brown early this year.
The “use of force” vary from one state law to another. Missouri’s current law is considered to be officer friendly compared to other states.
The court believed that the reason for the use of force should be judge from the standpoint of the officer on the scene. Jurors should account that officers are frequently pushed to make last second decisions.