- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Rep. Gregory Meeks, New York Democrat, said Tuesday he questioned whether or not the prosecuting attorney in the case of Officer Darren Wilson really wanted an indictment.

Mr. Meeks said violence should not occur in the wake of a grand jury’s decision not to indict the officer and that a number of individuals out there last night were non-violent.

But attorney Robert McCulloch’s announcement Monday evening of the grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Wilson for shooting unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown in August did spark heated protests in Ferguson, where police cars were set ablaze and shops looted, and around the country.

“But I think that people [are] upset - this is a decision that folks do not understand, and there’s questions in regards to this particular prosecutor,” said Mr. Meeks, himself a former prosecutor, told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “I have questions whether or not this prosecutor really wanted an indictment.”

“Generally, you take a case to the grand jury - at the conclusion of the case, the prosecutor asks for an indictment and from [everything] I’ve gotten thus far from the transcripts, this prosecutor never asked for an indictment,” he continued. “It seems as though the prosecutor went into the grand jury wanting an outcome, and that outcome being a no true bill.”


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