Ferguson Prosecutor Bob McCulloch Gets Sued

A member of the grand jury that declined to indict Officer Darren Wilson sued the prosecutor in the case on Monday, criticizing the way evidence was presented to grand jurors and seeking court permission to speak publicly about the way the case was handled.

The lawsuit was filed in federal court in St. Louis against St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch by the grand juror, whose name was withheld and was referred to as “Grand Juror Doe.”

The lawsuit relates to the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown by officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Tamir Rice

Here is more info on Tamir Rice.

On November 24, Cleveland officials announced that a grand jury would hear the case of Tamir Rice.  They will decide whether police officers Loehmann or Garmback will be charged with Rice’s death.  Both officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave.

On December 5, Rice’s family filed a wrongful death claim against Loehmann, Garmback, and the city of Cleveland in the United States District Court Northern District of Ohio.

The eight-page claim accused Loehmann and Garmback of acting “unreasonably, negligently [and] recklessly” and that “[h]ad the defendant officers properly approached Tamir and properly investigated his possession of the replica gun they would undoubtedly have determined … that the gun was fake and that the subject was a juvenile”.  It also accused the city of Cleveland for failing to properly train both officers, as well as failing to learn about the Independence city internal memo made of Loehmann.

Also, dozens of people showed up for a morning rally outside the Cudell Recreation Center Saturday morning in Cleveland to remember Tamir Rice.  A contingent of residents from Ferguson, Missouri were also at the rally in Cleveland.

There were also protests in Columbus, Ohio, over the weekend.

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Grand Jury On Eric Garner Case May Come To A Decision Soon

In New York, a grand jury has been deliberating over the death of Mr. Eric Garner, who was placed in a chokehold by an NYPD officer and died as he was being arrested for selling loose cigarettes  in July.

The New York Police Department is prepared to deal with any fallout from the grand jury’s decision in the case to prevent protests that were seen last week in Ferguson, Mo., Police Commissioner William Bratton said on Tuesday.

Appearing on “CBS This Morning,” Mr. Bratton said the department has been “preparing for months now” for demonstrations connected to the Garner grand jury.

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MSNBC Video: Interview With President Of KKK At Ferguson, Missouri

Chris Hayes interviews the imperial wizard and president of the traditionalist American knights of the Ku Klux Klan at Ferguson, Missouri. The interview comes as a grand jury nears its decision whether to charge the Ferguson police officer who shot the unarmed teenager.

Hayes also interviews a St. Louis newspaper columnist and the St. Louis chief of police.

According to RT:

“The grand jury weighing whether to bring criminal charges against the police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri is reportedly nearing its end, and tension in the area is rising over the possible outcome.

“Following the testimony of a private pathologist hired by the family of Michael Brown – the 18-year-old teenager shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson – the grand jury is likely exhausting its set of witnesses. If true, it means a decision on charges could come as soon as this weekend.”

Chris Hayes video.