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St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch addresses a press conference Wednesday afternoon regarding issues surrounding the shooting of Mike Brown.

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch addresses a press conference Wednesday afternoon regarding issues surrounding the shooting of Mike Brown.

St. Louis, Mo. — St. Louis County Prosecuting Atty. Bob McCulloch was predictably tight lipped at a Wednesday afternoon press conference held here and refused to discuss any details of the Mike Brown case under cover of it being an ongoing investigation with no charges filed. McCulloch vowed that he would not do anything to “corrupt the evidence.”
McCulloch put out a call for any potential witnesses who might have seen something, have a photo or any kind of evidence in the case to contact county or federal authorities. Four days after the fatal shooting police had still not talked to Dorian Johnson, who has been on major media and said he was with Mike Brown when the shooting occurred. McCulloch said he had talked to Johnson’s lawyer and not yet to Johnson, but that a meeting with him would take place later in the afternoon. Mike Brown was the unarmed victim of a police shooting in suburban Ferguson, Mo., on Saturday.
McCulloch said St. Louis County and the FBI would interview witnesses together whenever possible to save time. He could not say how soon a St. Louis County Grand Jury would be convened to review the incident.
McCulloch made it clear that a parallel investigation between St. Louis County, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI would be a “full complete and impartial look at everything that comes in.” He said the police had already collected “a lot of physical evidence on Saturday when the event took place.”
He said every scrap of evidence will be turned over to the Grand Jury, and he stressed that it was “so important to bring it in.”
He said that if the Grand Jury indicts in the case, “all evidence will be made public. And should the Grand Jury fail to indict, “everything immediately will be made public.”
Asked if the Grand Jury could be convened within two weeks, McCulloch said that would be a “push” as they are waiting for tests to be returned. He did say, however, that it would probably require more than one session of the Grand Jury.
C.L.

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