Even though a grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson, the cop isn’t quite out of the woods yet.
A federal investigation into both Wilson and the Ferguson Police Department is still pending. One focuses on the civil rights violations Wilson potentially committed when he shot Michael Brown, and the other focuses on the dealings of the Ferguson Police Department.
Attorney General Eric Holder referred to these investigations when he talked to the press following the grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown.
‘While the grand jury proceeding in St. Louis County has concluded, the Justice Department’s investigation into the shooting of Michael Brown remains ongoing,”Holder said.
“In addition, the Department continues to investigate allegations of unconstitutional policing patterns or practices by the Ferguson Police Department,” he added.
The investigations are currently being done by the FBI and the Justice Department, who are especially focusing on the fact that the Ferguson Police are made up of mostly whites despite the fact that they enforce the law in a predominantly black community.
Unlike the grand jury investigation, the justice department lawyers are strictly investigating whether or not Officer Wilson violated Brown’s civil rights when he shot him. This may actually be a more difficult task than the grand jury’s investigation was.
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H/T: Daily Mail