Thursday, October 2, 2014

Officials Investigate Ferguson Grand Jury Leak! Here We Goooo!!!

During a conversation on Twitter Wednesday someone using the handle @thesusannichols claimed at 9:45 a.m that the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury that is deciding whether to charge Police Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown Aug. 9 didn't have enough evidence to warrant an arrest.

"I know someone sitting on the grand jury of this case There isn’t enough at this point to warrant an arrest," the tweet read.

The St. Louis County prosecutor is now investigating whether jurors leaked information to the public, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The tweet quickly sparked debate on Twitter as many were shocked and noted that the grand jury process wasn't supposed to be discussed. The @thesusannichols account, which the Post-Dispatch reports had been active for some five years, was deleted after a few minutes, but several Twitter users had already taken screenshots of the dubious tweet.
Vicki McGill, one of the people sent the original tweet, told the Post-Dispatch that she called her father, a former grand jury foreman, shortly after reading the message.

"'Hey, Dad, does this sound right?'" she asked, according to the Post-Dispatch. "'No, that’s misconduct,'" she said he replied.

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