A grand jury has reached a decision regarding whether or not to indict Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson over the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, according to the Washington Post.
The Post reported on Monday afternoon that the grand jury has finally reached a decision after spending weeks receiving testimony and evidence concerning the August shooting death of Brown, 18.
The decision itself has not yet been announced, but could be made public as early as Monday afternoon.
Depending on the grand jury’s findings, Wilson, 28, could have faced charges ranging from manslaughter to first-degree murder.
On Sunday night, one protester by the name of Reggie Cunningham said he doubted police officer Darren Wilson will be indicted and it seemed authorities were delaying an announcement “to spin this in the most positive way possible.”
“The more that they drag this out, the angrier people are going to be,” said Cunningham, 30, of St. Louis.
Some expected a decision to be announced this past weekend, but it did not come to pass. The grand jury was expected to reconvene Monday, but there has been no official confirmation that will be the case. The 12-person grand jury sets its own schedule depending upon when the members are available.
The lack of a decision and a scarcity of official communication about the case has left nerves frayed and many anticipating unrest no matter what the outcome.
At approximately 9:20 EST, the announcement was made that after all of the evidence had been reviewed, no indictment of officer Darren Wilson will be issued.