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Ferguson Docs: Officer Darren Wilson's Testimony

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This photo, provided by the St. Louis County Prosecutor's Office, shows Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson shortly after his encounter with Michael Brown. A grand jury declined Monday to charge Wilson with killing 18-year-old Brown.

Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, told a grand jury in September that the 18-year-old hit him on the face with a fist following an exchange between them on Aug. 9.

The grand jury on Monday declined to charge Wilson, who is white, of killing Brown, who was black.

Wilson told the grand jury in testimony released on Monday that he had considered using mace, his baton and his flashlight before drawing his gun and telling Brown, "Get back or I'm going to shoot you." Brown then grabbed his gun, Wilson said, twisted it and dug it down into the officer's hip.


We will be updating this post with more from Wilson's testimony. Here is his full testimony, which begins on page 196.

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