clock menu more-arrow no yes

Video: Prosecutor on grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson

In a lengthy statement Monday night, St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced that a grand jury had chosen not to indict Darren Wilson for the August 9 killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

He suggested that social media and the press had caused some confusion around the facts of the case, asserting that the grand jury "are the only people — the only people — who have heard and examined every witness and every piece of evidence." The jurors deliberated for two days before deciding there was no probable cause to indict Darren Wilson, he said.

To better understand how the grand jury came to this conclusion, read this explanation from Vox's Dara Lind and Jenée Desmond-Harris.