The NAACP Legal Defense Fund* wrote an open letter to Missouri Judge Maura McShane asking her to investigate Ferguson prosecutor Bob McCulloch and his team for misconduct. The NAACP notes that, under Missouri law, McShane has the authority to investigate McCulloch and appoint a new special prosecutor to handle the case against Darren Wilson. Such a move would effectively restart the case against Wilson for killing Michael Brown, after no charges were filed against Wilson during last year’s grand jury proceeding.
The group of experts assembled by the NAACP to review the grand jury transcripts “were struck by the deeply unfair manner in which the proceedings were conducted.” The NAACP cites three areas of particular concern.
The news coming out of Ferguson, Missouri keeps getting weirder and more troubling.
After a St. Ann police officer was suspended earlier this week for pointing an assault weapon at protesters in Ferguson and threatening to kill them, two more St. Louis area police officers have been suspended for similarly bizarre behavior.