Wednesday, February 11, 2015
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
ST. LOUIS COUNTY • Lawyers for Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch filed papers late Monday opposing a grand juror's attempt to speak out about the investigation of the Ferguson police shooting. MCulloch's lawyers say fears expressed by the juror, who filed the federal lawsuit Jan. 5, are unfounded, that there has been no claim that that he or she wants to talk about anything beyond what McCulloch already released. The prosecutor also says the U.S. District Court lacks jurisdiction and should stay clear of a state court matter.
Grand jurors are generally prohibited from discussing many aspects of their work, which by law is conducted in secret. McCulloch took a rare step of discussing the case in detail after the grand jury did not indict Officer Darren Wilson, who is white, in the controversial killing of Michael Brown, 18, who was black and unarmed.