After more than 100 days of protests, a federal grand jury has determined Darren Wilson's fate.
18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by the Ferguson police officer during an altercation on August 9. Police claim that Brown reached for Wilson's weapon, while Brown's family and several witnesses claim Wilson shot Brown while he was raising his hands to surrender.
The grand jury -- consisting of nine white jurors and three black jurors -- decided by majority NOT to indict Officer Wilson. The jury could have charged Wilson with first degree murder, second degree murder, manslaughter, or involuntary manslaughter.
"The jury was not inclined to indict on any charges,'' Brown's family attorney Benjamin Crump said after being informed of the decision by authorities.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, who declared a state of emergency last week in anticipation of civil unrest, addressed the public shortly before the verdict:
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