After conducting a new review into the 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson Missouri the district attorney has concluded that no manslaughter or murder charges would be brought against former officer Darren Wilson.
St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell conducted a five month secret review into the case. Bell decided that the charges could not be proved.
“Because of the significance of this case to this community and because the family asked, I believed it was necessary to conduct a reexamination of the evidence in the case and come to our own conclusion.
The question for this office was a simple one: Could we prove beyond a reasonable doubt that 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 conclude that he did.”
– Wesley Bell
The review reexamined all of the original documents presented in the case.