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Obama Defends DOJ Not Charging Darren Wilson

President Obama held a town hall today at Benedict College and got a lot of questions. One of these questions was from someone who wanted to know why Eric Holder “refused to press charges against the police officer,” referring to the DOJ report released this week.

Obama defended the federal investigation and said, “It was not unreasonable to determine that there was not sufficient evidence to charge Officer Wilson.”

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He continued:

“We may never know exactly what happened, but Officer Wilson, like anybody else who is charged with a crime, benefits from due process and a reasonable doubt standard, and if there is uncertainty about what happened, then you can’t just charge him anyway just because what happened was tragic.”

The president did then point out the other DOJ report that was highly critical of racially motivated policing in Ferguson.

Watch the video below:

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