Public was misled about Ferguson grand jury proceedings, according to federal complaint
A member of the Missouri grand jury assigned to consider Michael Brown’s police shooting death wants to speak publicly about the proceedings and has filed a federal complaint against the prosecutor who handled the case.
The group, which decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting, was ordered to stay silent about the proceedings, according to the Los Angeles Times, and the plaintiff claims that the public has been misled. Identified as “grand juror Doe,” the person is represented by the American Civil Liberties Union.
According to the Eastern District of Missouri complaint (PDF), current information about the grand jury’s view, particularly an implication that all the jurors found there were no support for charges against Wilson, “is not entirely accurate.”
The complaint also states that the government’s presentation of the case was “muddled and untimely,” compared to other grand jury investigations.