Without Testimony of Cop in Michael Brown Shooting, St. Louis County Prosecutor Drops 5 Felony Cases


St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Bob McCulloch dismissed five pending felony court cases Wednesday because they depend on testimony from Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.Wilson is a key witness in the five cases — including one marijuana case — which cannot continue without his testimony.
Wilson, who fatally shot unarmed teen Michael Brown on August 9 and set off weeks of protests and backlash against police, has been in hiding since the shooting. Wilson, who is on paid administrative leave, emerged briefly to testify in Clayton to the grand jury investigating Brown’s death, but he was not seen in public. Riverfront Times has more.