State Rep. asks Sen. Schaefer to investigate Ferguson decision

2 years 4 months 6 days ago December 19, 2014 Dec 19, 2014 Friday, December 19 2014 Friday, December 19, 2014 10:08:00 AM CST in News
By: Beth Anne Carroll, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY- A Missouri lawmaker sent a letter Friday to Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia requesting Schaefer investigate the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCullough for his handling of the Ferguson grand jury decision. 

Schaefer chairs the Joint Committee on Governmental Accountability and is investigating the Nixon Administration's response to the events in Ferguson. State Representative Karla May, D-St. Louis is asking Schaefer to expand the investigation after the grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting death of Michael Brown. May said many residents in the area believe McCullough influenced the grand jury's decision.

"Many St. Louis area residents believe - and there is at least some evidence to suggest - that Mr. McCullough manipulated the grand jury process from the beginning to ensure that Officer Wilson would not be indicted," May said in the letter. 

She also said if McCullough were required to testify before Schaefer's joint committee, it would help make sure he is held accountable for the decision. 

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