Evidence Reviewed by Ferguson Grand Jury May Not Be Released

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It looks like evidence used by the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury to decide whether to criminally charge Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown may not be made public, according to a St. Louis County Circuit Court official, Yahoo News reports.

Under normal circumstances, grand jury evidence remains sealed after a decision has been handed down. But for months, "prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch has said he would seek a rare court order from Judge Carolyn Whittington immediately releasing nearly all evidence should Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson not be charged," Yahoo News reports.

During a radio interview in September, McCulloch said the judge had agreed to release documents if there were no indictment, and recently, reporters were sent emails with instructions on how to connect to a special server that would hold the evidence viewed by the grand jury, Yahoo News reports. On Sunday, however, in a statement viewed by Yahoo News from Paul Fox, the director of judicial administration, it was announced that "Judge Whittington has entered no such order and has made no such agreement."


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