Ferguson cop, Darren Wilson, who shot Mike Brown testifies before grand jury

Demonstrators sit in the street after police prevented them from gaining access to Interstate Highway 70 near Ferguson, Missouri. (Scott Olson / Getty Images / AFP)

Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Missouri police officer who gunned down unarmed teenager Michael Brown, testified Wednesday before a grand jury investigating the Aug. 9 shooting, according to a new report.

An unnamed source familiar with the investigation told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that a “cooperative” Wilson testified for four hours. No more details were offered.

A spokesperson for the prosecution would not comment on witnesses who have testified before the grand jury.

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch ordered that an audio recording of the proceedings, as well as transcripts, be made available to the public as long as there is no indictment in the case, McCulloch told the Post-Dispatch.

On Tuesday, St. Louis County Judge Carolyn Whittington granted an extension to the grand jury. The jury now has until January 7 to decide on an indictment.

The grand jury is to decide if the incident meets the standard for probable cause, based on testimony and evidence. The jury will continue to meet in secret as it decides whether to charge Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who is white, in the death of Brown, a black teenager.

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