Judge extends grand jury in Ferguson case into January

4 years 1 month 5 hours ago Tuesday, September 16 2014 Sep 16, 2014 Tuesday, September 16, 2014 9:46:00 AM CDT September 16, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A judge has extended into January the term of the grand jury considering whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson should be charged in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

The grand jury was due to have its four-month term expire Sept. 10, the same day St. Louis County Circuit Judge Carolyn Whittington extended the term to Jan. 7. St. Louis County Court Administrator Paul Fox said it's the longest extension allowed under Missouri law.

The extension does not mean the grand jury will meet until January, but Fox said it gives jurors that window. Prosecutor Bob McCulloch has said previously that the investigation is expected to last into mid-October.

Fox said the grand jury is focused strictly on the shooting death of Brown and is not considering any other cases.

 

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