According to the St. Louis Dispatch, lawyers for Darren Wilson have issued a public statement. Among other things the letter said:
“Officer Wilson would like to thank those who have stood by his side throughout the process. This continued support is greatly appreciated by Officer Wilson and his family. Moving forward, any commentary on this matter will be done in the appropriate venue and not through the media.”
The statement also said, “In a case of this magnitude, a team of prosecutors rightfully presented evidence to this St. Louis County grand jury. This group of citizens, drawn at random from the community, listened to witnesses and heard all the evidence in the case. Based on the evidence and witness testimony, the grand jury collectively determined there was no basis for criminal charges against Officer Wilson.”
Law enforcement personnel must frequently make split-second and difficult decisions. Officer Wilson followed his training and followed the law. We recognize that many people will want to second-guess the grand jury’s decision. We would encourage anyone who wants to express an opinion do so in a respectful and peaceful manner.” Despite the gravity of the situation and the altercation that ensued, officer Darren Wilson “followed his training and followed the law” when the altercation resulted in the justified shooting that lead to the unfortunate death of Michael Brown on that fateful August day.
Courtesy of Young Cons