11.25.14: No indictment for Ferguson, Mo. officer
RGUSON, Mo. (AP) — More than three months after a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, shot and killed an unarmed black 18-year-old, a grand jury has decided not to indict the officer in the death of Michael Brown. The prosecutor in St. Louis County says Officer Darren Wilson told the grand jury that when he saw Brown and a friend walking in the street, Brown fit the description of a robbery suspect. He says when he confronted Brown, the 18-year-old hit him in the face and tried to grab his gun.
A section of Ferguson, Missouri, is in chaos, after a grand jury decided not to indict the officer. Crowds began pouring onto city streets, and some broke windows and vandalized cars. Within a few hours, several buildings were on fire, and frequent gunfire could be heard.
Federal aviation officials were diverting some St. Louis-bound flights to other airports because of reports of gunshots fired into the sky in Ferguson, The Federal Aviation Administration says about 10 flights were rerouted from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. It says only inbound planes were affected, not departures.