DOJ decision not to prosecute Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson is âwrong and seems to contradict its report on police bias in Ferguson”
WASHINGTON, DC, March 4, 2015 — TheÂ Department of Justice (DOJ) has decided not toÂ prosecute Ferguson PoliceÂ Officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown. In response, the National LGBTQ Task Force issued the following statement:
“The Department of Justiceâs decision not to prosecuteÂ Officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown is wrong and seems to contradict its own report thatÂ policing in Ferguson is biased. This sends a dangerous mixed message to our nation that on the one hand you can live in a city where theÂ police track-record on race isÂ appalling but the killing of an innocent black man by a police officer has no legal consequence. We owe the activists and organizations in Ferguson deep gratitude as they continue to raise awareness ofÂ these life-and-deathÂ issues and as they monitor whether the DOJ will go beyond reports and words to take meaningful action,â said Rev. Darlene Nipper, Deputy Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force.
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