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Police Officer’s Testimony Should Be Cross Examined: Brown Family Attorney

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The Brown family's attorney called the trial unfair and an example of how the justice system in Missouri is broken and accused the prosecutor of the trial as well as local law enforcement of having "no regards for the person of color."

WASHINGTON, November 25 (Sputnik) — St Louis police officer Darren Wilson should have been cross examined by the prosecutor before the Missouri grand jury decided not to charge the officer for fatally shooting the unarmed African-American teen Michael Brown, the family's attorney Benjamin Crump said at a press conference on Tuesday.

"A first-year law student would have done a better job of cross examining a killer of an unarmed person than the prosecutor did," Crump said. "It is awfully troubling when you look at what was released… and you hear he [Wilson] testified for four hours and you have to scratch your head to say when is the prosecutor going to cross examine the killer of an unarmed person."

Crump called the trial unfair and an example of how the justice system in Missouri is broken and accused the prosecutor of the trial as well as local law enforcement of having "no regards for the person of color."

Crump said he and Brown's family could already foresee that the grand jury's verdict was going to be.

"After we went through the information… we saw how completely unfair this process was. We object publicly and loudly as we can on behalf of Michael Brown's family that this process is broken," Crump stated.

On Monday night, a Missouri grand jury determined that no probable cause existed for them to charge white police officer Wilson for the August 9 shooting death of unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

The grand jury's decision came after about three months of deliberation, over a case that brought light to issues of race and police brutality causing massive protests around the United States over the summer.

Massive protests reignited across the St. Louis region after the verdict was announced on Monday evening. Protesters blocked off streets, set fire to shops and clashed with police officers.

Thirty-eight US states, including Washington, D.C. and over 140 cities plan to hold demonstrations throughout the day on Tuesday in what are known as "Emergency Response Protests to Ferguson Grand Jury Decision."

US Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement following the grand jury's verdict that although St. Louis County had made its decision, the Department of Justice was still conducting its investigation into Brown's death.

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