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Feb 20, 2015 10:56 AM

Prosecutor defends Ferguson police shooting inquiry

The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) A law school lecture by St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch at his alma mater was repeatedly disrupted by protesters calling for judicial sanctions over his handling of the Ferguson police shooting.

An audience member wearing a judicial robe interrupted the speech Friday at Saint Louis University soon after it began. Minutes later, six other protesters stood in the packed mock courtroom, chanting and holding signs with the names of St. Louis-area police shooting victims. Campus police escorted several protesters from the room at the request of school President Fred Pestello as McCulloch continued speaking.

A grand jury declined to indict former Ferguson officer Darren Wilson, who is white, in the August death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was black and unarmed. That decision and the shooting spurred large protests.


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