- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Democratic Missouri State Rep. Jeff Roorda said Tuesday that prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch is being wrongly criticized for how he handled the case of Officer Darren Wilson, a white police officer who a grand jury decided not to indict after he shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in August.

The decision not to indict the officer, announced Monday by Mr. McCulloch, set off protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and around the country. The officer’s shooting of Michael Brown in August likewise set off a wave of protests then.

Mr. Roorda, a law enforcement veteran and friend of Officer Wilson, said safety is “obviously” a great concern for Officer Wilson and his family.

“This is a trying time for him and our community,” Mr. Roorda said Tuesday on “Fox and Friends.”

“Of course, we believe the system of justice in this country, and prosecutor McCulloch, to his credit, introduced every single piece of physical evidence, every witness, every witness statement, every piece of forensic evidence, and now he’s being criticized — harshly — for introducing all that evidence,” Mr. Roorda said. “Imagine the tsunami of criticism that would have followed if he’d have withheld even one piece of evidence.”

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