Thursday, March 5, 2015

Darren Wilson case closed by U.S. Department of Justice

Darren Wilson - exonerated
The U.S. Department of Justice has concluded its investigation on the shooting death of Michael Brown at the hands of Police Officer Darren Wilson.  The DOJ Report says no proof of criminal intent could be found, and any poor judgment by Wilson does not rise to the level of criminality, the DOJ concluded.
Personally I find the pursuit of Brown by Wilson and  the failure to call for back up to have been imprudent - a policeman quick to anger who did not know how to defuse the situation and get help.   I found Wilson's account implausible in many ways, and think the Prosecutor's office had no intention of securing an indictment. But I have always been of the view that the chances of conviction were nil.  The former Public Defender in me saw the road to acquittal for Wilson and for George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin killing - deplorable as I feel both shooters were.

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