Darren Wilson Testifies Before The Grand Jury
Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown 6 times, twice in the head. The shot to the top of Michael’s head spilled his brains unto the street. Photos and videos show Darren Wilson casually standing and walking around as Michael’s blood flows like a river from his body.
Darren Wilson has been in hiding. On Wednesday, news sources reported that Darren Wilson testified before the St. Louis County grand jury.
St. Louis Today reports:
Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson testified here for almost four hours Tuesday in front of the St. Louis County grand jury investigating his shooting Aug. 9 of Michael Brown, a source with knowledge of the investigation said Wednesday.
Wilson was not obligated to appear, and also has spoken with St. Louis County investigators twice and federal investigators once, the source said. The source said Wilson was “cooperative.”
New York Magazine cites the Post-Dispatch, reporting:
The Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown on August 9 has finally told his story in court. Darren Wilson spent nearly four hours in front of a St. Louis County grand jury on Tuesday, the Post-Dispatch reports, despite not being required to testify. An anonymous source called Wilson “cooperative,” and said he has also given his side of the story twice to local investigators and once to federal investigators.
MSNBC has a video with an introductory line that says:
Big questions surround Officer Darren Wilson’s reported grand jury testimony. Legal expert Lisa Bloom has answers.
As Lisa Bloom says in the video, grand juries are secretive. My perspective is from that basis.
This case has demonstrated that those in public trust betray trust. There are conflicts of interests with a Missouri State legislature and State’s Attorney McCullough being officers in two different organizations that raise money for Darren Wilson.
Now, there is someone who may be an employee in the judicial system, leaking information about who appeared before the grand jury. That person has betrayed the confidentiality of the grand jury system and in doing so, has also betrayed public trust.
Does it bother anyone else to know that someone who apparently works in the system cannot keep confidential information — confidential?
The grand jury’s investigation should be closed due to breach of confidentiality and turned over to the federal government.
The below video combines two news reports from MSNBC on Darren Wilson testifying before the grand jury. They bring out good points, including that State’s Attorney McCullough is using the grand jury to “investigate” without telling them possible charges.
Posted on 09/18/2014, in Cases, Cops Gone Wild, Department of Justice, Michael Brown - Ferguson and tagged confidential, Darren Wilson, grand jury, Lisa Bloom, McCullough, Michael Brown, MSNBC. Bookmark the permalink. 109 Comments.