Ferguson Grand Jury Documents


August 9, 2014, Officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. The prosecutor brought the case to the grand jury to determine if there was probable cause to indict Officer Wilson. The grand jury decided not to indict him. Recently, news organizations reported that the U.S. Justice Department may bring a lawsuit against the Ferguson, Missouri, police department charging them with a pattern of racially discriminatory practices.

Usually grand jury proceedings are secret but, in a surprising move, the grand jury proceedings and documents in this case were released to the public. All or parts of these documents were available on various news sites, but the documents have all now been made available by the Stanford University libraries, with the intention that they will remain available long after the news organizations have removed them from their web sites.

Among the documents that were released are grand jury testimony, transcripts of policy calls, autopsy reports, DNA and firearm analysis, medical records, toxicology reports, and witness interviews.

The documents are available at:


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