The war in Ferguson is far from over. Although the grand jury announced the decision not to indict former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, new details about the case leave many to wonder whether the Michael Brown case will ever be solved based on factual evidence.
Over the past week, a number of witnesses have admitted to lying in regards to the case. As previously reported on Inquisitr, “Witness 40” identified as Sandra McElroy admitted that the entire testimony she presented to the grand jury was a lie. She reportedly depicted a belligerent, uncontrollable teen who was a threat to the officer. However, recent reports have revealed that wasn’t exactly the case. It was also reported that McElroy allegedly has a history of mental illness and racism, which would also raise the question of whether the testimony was simply bias.
Then, on Dec. 18, news about the “Ferguson toilet tale” began circulating. “Witness 41” reportedly taped the fatal shooting on a cell phone, but the mobile device mysteriously disappeared. The witness claims the phone was dropped in the toilet. So, of course, the footage was lost with the phone.
St Louis Co. prosecutor Bob McCulloch releases yet more Ferguson Grand Jury docs, apologises for causing confusion pic.twitter.com/Q00ABeUgnD
— Jon Swaine (@jonswaine) December 13, 2014
Now, State Rep. Karla May is questioning the actions of St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch. According to Yahoo! News, as a matter of fact, the Missouri lawmaker even accused McCulloch of “manipulating” the Ferguson grand jury and is calling for an investigation of the St. Louis County Prosecutor. During a radio interview with St. Louis’ KTRS Radio on Friday, Dec. 19, McCulloch briefly weighed in on the witness debacle that’s come out this week.
“Clearly some were not telling the truth.”
Now, May is reportedly asking that McCulloch be investigated for committing prosecutorial misconduct. On Thursday, Dec. 18, she submitted a letter to the legislative committee requesting a further investigation due to all of the evidence that has been reportedly been uncovered.
Here’s an excerpt from May’s letter.
“Many St. Louis-area residents believe — and there is at least some evidence to suggest — that Mr. McCulloch manipulated the grand jury process from the beginning to ensure that Officer Wilson would not be indicted… I don’t believe he followed proper procedures when he presented evidence to the grand jury. To me, he was working for the defendant in this case and not the victim.”
However, McCulloch isn’t the only person that has openly been accused of prosecutorial misconduct. As previously reported, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell also blasted St. Louis assistant district attorney Kathy Alizadeh for presenting misleading information to the grand jury. She was reportedly accused of relying upon a 1979 Missouri statute that allows for the use of excessive force by law enforcement. However, that law is no longer constitutional, so it should not have even been presented. All of the details leave many to wonder whether the entire case has been botched due to the growing list of details that have been omitted.
An overwhelming number of people have taken to Twitter with their opinion of McCulloch.
I'm not entirely sure why at this point Bob McCulloch hasn't been fired or arrested.
— John Scalzi (@scalzi) December 19, 2014
Wow, Bob McCulloch admits that he put witnesses before the grand jury he knew were lying. This is impeachable. http://t.co/5EOVYatEGr
— Steve Dowdy (@Steverocks35) December 19, 2014
@scalzi I understand DAs have discretion regarding evidence they present to a grand jury, but I don't think that includes suborning perjury.
— Michael K. (@Knepherbird) December 19, 2014
This BS by Bob McCulloch is why he sabotaged the Mike Brown case: he knowingly let folks lie testify. This man is diabolical.
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) December 19, 2014
bob mcculloch may have made one of the most unnecessary self-incriminating statements in the history of man just now
— Joe O'Leary (@jtoIII) December 19, 2014
Do you think Bob McCulloch should be investigated for prosecutorial misconduct? Do you believe the entire case was botched? Share your thoughts.
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