Although some have called for a special prosecutor to present the case of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson to a new grand jury, Gov. Jay Nixon said he will not consider it.
St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCullough announced Monday that Wilson would not face charges in the Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old Wilson fatally shot during an altercation between the two. The grand jury’s decision not to indict Wilson set off protests, riots and vandalism in the St. Louis area.
In the wake of that unrest, the Missouri Public Safety Department announced Wednesday that state agencies will assist St. Louis County police in the investigation of arson, looting and vandalism in the Ferguson area. The department said Nixon has directed its fire safety division and the Highway Patrol’s drug and crime control division to work on the cases.