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More Ferguson Grand Jury Documents Released

Monday, 08 Dec 2014 07:38 PM

The prosecutor who oversaw the Ferguson police shooting inquiry released additional grand jury documents Monday evening, but they do not include a law enforcement interview with a key witness that was also appeared to be missing from the initial release of documents last month. 

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch made the records public without explanation. The material includes transcripts of eight federal interviews of possible witnesses to Michael Brown's shooting death in early August; an autopsy of Brown performed by a federal medical examiner; police radio traffic; and an alleged audio recording of the shots fired at Brown by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson.

The Associated Press reviewed those documents as well as more than 5,700 pages released on Nov. 24 after a grand jury decided not to indict Wilson. It does not appear that the documents include a transcript or a recording of a two-hour FBI and county police interview with Brown's friend, Dorian Johnson, who was with the 18-year-old when he was shot.

However, the first batch of documents did include seven video clips of Johnson's media interviews, as well as a transcript of his testimony to the grand jury that investigated the shooting.

Johnson was walking with Brown when they encountered Wilson in a Ferguson street. Wilson fatally shot Brown, who was unarmed, after a struggle.

Johnson painted Wilson as provoking the violence, while Wilson said Brown was the aggressor. He also said Wilson fired at least one shot at his friend while Brown was running away.

The transcript released in November notes that jurors listened to a recording of an Aug. 13 interview of Johnson by the federal and county investigators.

Ed Magee, a spokesman for McCulloch, acknowledged his office didn't release copies of FBI interviews with some witnesses at the request of the U.S. Department of Justice, which is conducting a separate civil rights investigation into Brown's death. An FBI spokeswoman in St. Louis declined comment Monday.

"Those reports are not ours to release," Magee said.

Hours later, Magee advised reporters that "as promised, additional information concerning the grand jury testimony on the Michael Brown/Darren Wilson investigation is now ready to be released. " He didn't respond to messages seeking details about the timing of the document dump.

Grand jury investigations are closed to the public. When McCulloch released documents last month, he said that he wanted transparency and believed "everyone will be able to examine that same evidence and come to their own conclusion."

Wilson resigned from the Ferguson Police Department in late November.

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