Ferguson Grand Juror Sues Robert McCulloch
It’s on the basis that Robert McCulloch’s “public characterization” of the grand jury does not reflect the juror’s own views.
Talking point memo reports that the juror is anonymous, and
“In [the grand juror]’s view, the current information available about the grand jurors’ views is not entirely accurate — especially the implication that all grand jurors believed that there was no support for any charges,” the lawsuit says, per the news outlet. “Moreover, the public characterization of the grand jurors’ view of witnesses and evidence does not accord with [Doe]’s own.”
The juror is represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri. It asks the court for an injunction that would allow the juror to speak publicly about the Darren Wilson case, who killed Michael Brown.
The lawsuit also alleges that the legal standards in the investigation of Officer Darren Wilson’s August shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown were “muddled” and presented in an “untimely” manner.
“From [the grand juror]’s perspective, the investigation of Wilson had a stronger focus on the victim than in other cases presented to the grand jury,” the lawsuit states.”
The lawsuit also takes a shot at McCulloch’s vow for transparency and his releasing huge amounts of grand jury documents.
Seven Missouri residents have filed a bar complaint against Bob McCulloch and Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Kathi Alizadeh and Sheila Whirley.
The complaint alleges that McCulloch, Alizadeh and Whirly violated 15 Missouri Rules of Professional Conduct, including “presenting witnesses to the Grand Jury including Darren Wilson, who McCulloch, Alizadeh and Whirley knew or should have known would make false statements.”