ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson’s attorney is reacting to the findings of the Justice Department investigation saying there will be no federal civil rights charges filed against Wilson.
Attorney Neil Bruntrager says Wilson is pleased with what amounts to an “exoneration” from the DOJ.
“Well, obviously the reaction is one of relief,” Bruntrager says. “It’s been a long road for him. Now he needs to get on with his life.”
The Justice Department report found no evidence that “Wilson’s actions violated federal civil rights laws.”
As part of the probe, investigators reviewed physical, ballistic, forensic and crime scene evidence, along with medical and autopsy reports.
The report notes that civil rights statutes do not have the equivalent of manslaughter or a statute that makes negligence a crime.
“Federal statutes require the government…
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