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Former Officer Darren Wilson to Be Cleared by Justice Department in Michael Brown Shooting

According to a report in The New York Times, lawyers from the United States Justice Department “will recommend that no civil rights charges be brought against the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo., after an F.B.I. investigation found no evidence to support charges.” The story notes that though Attorney General Eric Holder and his staff’s civil rights chief will ultimately decide whether the case against Wilson will be formally closed, it is very unlikely they would go against the recommendation of their own prosecutors. Though the Justice Department is looking into a possible civil rights case against the Ferguson Police Department as a whole, if the case against Wilson is closed, it would officially be the end of the investigation into Wilson’s shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown …

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