When Darren Wilson was cleared of any wrongdoing for the August slaying of Mike Brown in Ferguson, the Department of Justice stepped in to conduct its own investigation to see if the case is a civil matter. It was the hope of many that the family of Mike Brown may get some type of comeuppance for their loss in a case that was sketchy from beginning to end. However, those hopes may be dashed, as it is speculated the Department of Justice will not charge Wilson with anything.
It is reported that the DOJ’s investigation into Mike Brown’s killing in Ferguson has not found enough evidence to charge Wilson and will not be moving forward with charges. The DOJ has made its decision based on an investigation by the FBI who joined local law enforcement agencies to interview over 200 people and analyze much of the same evidence as the grand jury that decided not to indict Wilson.
However, the final report by the DOJ (who is also conducting an investigation into the overall track record of the Ferguson Police Department with minorities) has not been completed. The final decision lies in the hands of Attorney General Eric Holder, who is not expected to make a decision. He expected to announce his decision before leaving office in Spring.
Attorney for the Brown family, Benjamin Crump said in a witness statement:
“The family of Michael Brown Jr. will wait for official word from the Justice Department regarding whether or not any charges will be filed against the police officer who shot and killed him… The family won’t address speculation from anonymous sources.”