The nation’s largest group of African-American attorneys and judges is calling for federal charges to the filed against the police officer cleared in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager.
The National Bar Association released a statement questioning the lack of an indictment against Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson.
On Monday night, St. Louis County D.A. Robert McCulloch announced that the grand jury had decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American 18-year-old.
St. Louis attorney Pamela Meanes is President of the National Bar Association, the oldest and largest national association of African-American attorneys and judges in the U.S. Meanes has concerns with how St. Louis County D.A. Robert McCulloch handled the Ferguson grand jury process.
National Bar Association President Pamela J. Meanes said her 60,000-member group is now calling for the U.S. Department of Justice to pursue federal charges against Wilson.
“We will not rest until Michael Brown and his family has justice,” she said.
The group said it had supported the Brown family’s call for a special prosecutor.