CLAYTON, MO (KTVI)- New information has been release about what the St. Louis County prosecutor plans to do once the grand jury rules in the Michael Brown shooting death case.
St. Louis public radio is reporting that the St. Louis county prosecutor will release transcripts and recordings from grand jury testimony if officer Darren Wilson is not indicted.
This is a very unusual move by St. Louis county prosecutor Bob McCulloch. It will let the public know exactly what the grand jury heard. State law doesn't require the release of the materials. At this point, Mcculloch hasn't decided if the names of those who testify in front of the grand jury will be released. One of those names could be Darren Wilson. If the Ferguson police officer decides to testify, it would be without his lawyer present. That`s normal procedure in a grand jury case.
Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown to death during a confrontation on August 9th. But if he is indicted by the grand jury, none of the materials will be released. Instead, the evidence would be presented in a trial.
Despite the transparent move by McCulloch, many are still calling for him to step aside and let a special prosecutor handle the case.
Protesters stormed the county council meeting Tuesday night. They say McCulloch can`t fairly prosecute the case because of his connections with local law enforcement community.
The grand jury will be meeting on Wednesday.
It could take until January 7th for the grand jury to rule in this case.