Grand Jury Being Investigated for Misconduct in Ferguson Police Case

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(TalkingPointsMemo.com) - The St. Louis County prosecutor's office is investigating reports of misconduct on the grand jury that will decide whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson should be indicted for shooting Michael Brown, the Washington Post reported.

 

Ed Magee, the spokesman for county prosecutor Robert McCulloch told the Post that "Twitter users" on Wednesday morning claimed that one of the jurors discussed the case with a friend.

 

"We are looking into the matter," Magee said.

 

He confirmed to the Post that the prosecutor's office saw a tweet from activist Shaun King with a screenshot of a tweet by a juror's friend.

 

Michael Dunn Found Guilty in Shooting Death of Jordan Davis

 

(CNN) -Jurors found Michael Dunn guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday in the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis.

 

Dunn's parents were in the courtroom for the verdict. Davis' parents, Ron Davis and Lucia MacBath, both let out a quiet gasp upon hearing the jury forewoman's words and then hung their heads and cried.

 

Dunn did not appear to have an immediate reaction, but later, he turned around and somberly shook his head toward his father.

 

Dunn, 47, was charged with murder after shooting into an SUV full of teenagers at a Jacksonville, Florida, gas station following a squabble over the music emanating from the teens' vehicle.

 

Outside the courtroom, Davis' mother expressed her gratitude for a verdict she said represented justice not only for her son but for "Trayvon (Martin) and for all the nameless faces and children and people that will never have a voice." 

 

 

 

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