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Posted on: Dec 5, 2014

By Shaunestte Terrell, Marion County Prosecutor's Office

As most people know, a grand jury in Ferguson, MO, recently chose not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of black teen, Michael Brown. Since that time, mass riots have broken out in Ferguson and in other cities across the country. 

There has been a rash of opinions in the news and on social media outlets either condemning or hailing this grand jury decision. The following resources provide helpful infographics corresponding to the different accounts of the eyewitnesses. These resources serve as helpful visual tools to see the large discrepancies between the statements of the individuals on scene during this incident. 

Neither article comes to any conclusion as to whether what happened that day was right or wrong, but they do effectively show how perceptions and memories can vary widely from person to person.

Check out the resources below:
Eyewitness Accounts: 5 Questions They Answered
Witness Interview from the Michael Brown Shooting Investigation

This post was written by Shaunestte Terrell of the Marion County Prosecutor's Office. If you would like to submit content or write an article for the Criminal Justice Section page, please email Mary Kay Price at


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