Missouri grand jury mulling Darren Wilson’s shooting of Michael Brown has 3 blacks, 9 whites
MEG WAGNER, CORKY SIEMASZKO Today, 08:03 AM
Nine whites and three blacks will decide whether to charge a Missouri cop with killing 18-year-old Michael Brown.
The breakdown of the St. Louis County grand jury weighing evidence against Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson was released Friday by a state court judge at the request of Bloomberg News.
Wilson is white. Brown was black. And outrage over the unarmed teen’s killing two weeks ago fueled violent demonstrations and scattered looting in Ferguson.
While Ferguson is a mostly African-American suburb, the grand jurors were selected from a countywide pool of registered voters.
St. Louis County, which does not include the city of St. Louis, is about 23% African-American, according to U.S. Census figures.
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