Prosecutor may release audio of Brown grand jury

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A prosecutor says he’ll immediately release transcripts and audio recordings of a grand
jury investigation into the death of Michael Brown if the panel doesn’t indict the suburban St. Louis
police officer who shot him.

Spokesman Ed Magee on Wednesday said St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch has ordered that the
proceedings be transcribed and audio-recorded, an unusual step for grand juries in Missouri. The story
was first reported by St. Louis Public Radio.

If the police officer, Darren Wilson. is indicted, the grand jury testimony and recordings will become
potential trial evidence and will not be released.

Wilson shot and killed 18-year-old Brown on Aug. 9, leading to unrest in Ferguson. The grand jury is
deciding if use of lethal force was justified. Wilson is on paid administrative leave.

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