DoJ investigators reportedly find no basis for Ferguson civil rights violation
According to a report by Matt Apuzzo and Michael S. Schmidt in the New York Times, Department of Justice investigators have been unable to find any basis for a civil rights prosecution in the death of Michael Brown at the hands of Officer Darren Wilson. This will come as a mighty disappointment to Al Sharpton and the so-called “civil rights” agitator community, as well as lame duck AG Eric Holder.
Justice Department lawyers 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, law enforcement officials said Wednesday.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and his civil rights chief, Vanita Gupta, will have the final say on whether the Justice Department will close the case against the officer, Darren Wilson. But it would be unusual for them to overrule the prosecutors on the case, who are still working on a legal memo explaining their recommendation.
If Holder should attempt to move ahead with a federal grand jury, this report would be a serous embarrassment and subject him to the charge of a political prosecution. So I doubt there will be any such attempt on his part.
Don’t hold your breath for an apology to the local authorities in Ferguson and Missouri.
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