Grand juror in Darren Wilson case asks to speak publicly

4 years 11 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, June 04 2015 Jun 4, 2015 Thursday, June 04, 2015 12:01:00 PM CDT June 04, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A member of the grand jury that declined to indict a Ferguson police officer in 18-year-old Michael Brown's shooting death was asking Thursday for a county judge to allow her to speak publicly about those secret proceedings.

The woman, identified in her St. Louis County lawsuit only as "Grand Juror Doe," sought an expedited ruling allowing her to speak out about her time on the panel.

A judge dismissed a similar petition she filed in federal court last month. U.S. District Judge Rodney Sippel sided with lawyers for St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch in ruling that the former grand juror needs to go to a state court to seek permission to talk publicly, saying it is a state matter.

A McCulloch spokesman declined comment on the matter Thursday.

[Editor's note: This story's headline has been changed to better reflect the content of the story and correct the spelling of publicly.]

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