Ferguson Prosecutor Defends Himself, Urges Missouri Governor to ‘Man Up’

St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch said in a radio interview Wednesday that despite calls for him to recuse himself of Michael Brown police shooting case, he plans to stay and he asked that Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) either support McCulloch’s decision or use his authority to remove him.

Some have said McCulloch cannot objectively work on the case since his own father, a police officer, was killed in a shooting. McCulloch is to present evidence to a grand jury that will decide whether Darren Wilson, the officer who shot unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown dead.

McCulloch has maintained that he will handle the case fairly. For his part, Nixon has said McCulloch can recuse himself but has not said he believes McCulloch should.

“We’re gonna proceed, as I’ve laid out to people, until I’m told — if i’m told — by the governor that I can’t. McCulloch said in the interview. “And the most devastating thing that can happen is if a week from now, a month from now, he decides he’s taking me off of this case. Then everybody’s starting over.”

McCulloch added that Nixon should “stand up, man up … and let’s get on with this.”

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