The Ferguson grand jury has decided that Darren Wilson will not face charges and is not guilty in the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown that sparked a national protest after the incident.
The St. Louis County grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson, Missouri officer Darren Wilson for firing multiple gun shots which reportedly six shots led to the death of Michael Brown, according to authorities.
Previous to the announcement, everyone from the Missouri governor Jay Nixon to President Barack Obama to Michael Brown’s own father have urged that people not become violent and show tolerance and restraint following the verdict.
Reportedly, police claim that Michael Brown attacked Wilson in his police car and reached for his service weapon.
However, Brown was shot and killed at least 30 feet from the vehicle while multiple witnesses say he had his hands in the air.
Ferguson, as well as a nation of police departments, are on-duty preparing for any backlash over the verdict.