The grand jury in the Michael Brown shooting case has reached a decision, the Washington Post reported.
According to the Post, prosecutors are expected to call a news conference later today with the Missouri governor’s office.
There was no indication what the announcement will contain regarding Ferguson, Mo., police offier Darren Wilson, who shot Brown to death during a confrontation on Aug. 9, sparking weeks of riots in the town as well as grabbing the attention of President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder.
The shooting also is the subject of a civil rights investigation by the U.S. Justice Department, but the Post reported that federal charges are all but ruled out.
State and local officials have been bracing for more rioting when the decision is announced, because sources from inside the grand jury room have been indicating for days that Wilson is unlikely to be charged in Brown’s death.
Wilson has kept largely out of sight during the grand jury deliberations, but did testify in the case, which is unusual because grand jury proceedings are heavily weighted toward the prosecution.
Meanwhile, however, the Daily Mail reported Monday in October he married fellow Ferguson police Officer Barbara Spradling in a private ceremony Oct. 11.
It’s a second marriage for both of them.
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