Ferguson Grand Jury Is Being Investigated for Misconduct


You may remember there’s a grand jury looking into the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, and they will determine whether there’s enough evidence for Officer Darren Wilson to be charged. Well, now that grand jury’s being investigated for misconduct, and it’s all thanks to someone’s questionable tweet.

A Twitter user with the handle @thesusannichols touted on Twitter that she knows someone on the grand jury and shared some supposed inside scoop:

Nichols has taken down her entire Twitter account, but a cached version of her feed shows she’s tweeted a lot about Ferguson police and the Brown case, with tweets like “Bunch of baiters in #Ferguson trying to get the police all riled up. You are only making yourselves look bad.” and “Wearing my I am Darren Wilson Bracelet tonight.. #Ferguson”

Obviously, if any of the jurors were to have discussed the case with friends, that would be a serious case of misconduct. And so, according to The Washington Post, there’s an investigation into the matter right now.

A St. Louis County prosecutor’s spokesman confirmed they’re looking into this matter, brought to their attention by a Twitter user.

Post reporter Wesley Lowery got reactions tonight from Benjamin Crump, the Brown family attorney:

The grand jury has until January to decide whether or not to charge Wilson.

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