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November 21st, 2014
10:11 PM ET

Brown Family Attorney: We want officials to treat the police officer as they would treat anyone else based on the constitution

The Ferguson grand jury has been hearing evidence in the Michael Brown shooting for three months. They just began their deliberations today. President Obama called for calm during an interview today as state and local officials in Missouri are preparing for a new round of violent protests. Anderson spoke with Benjamin Crump, an attorney for Michael Brown's family, about how his recent comments criticizing Prosecutor Bob McCulloch.

The Saint Louis Police have spent months preparing for the grand jury's decision. Chief Sam Dotson told Anderson that his community expects his force to be prepared, but says preparations by law enforcement in Ferguson are not meant to escalate the situation.

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November 21st, 2014
12:24 AM ET

Sources: Officer Darren Wilson is in talks to resign from Ferguson police force

The Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown is in the final stages of negotiations with city officials to resign from the police force. That's according to sources close to the talks. A grand jury could wrap up as soon as tomorrow, deciding whether Officer Darren Wilson should be indicted for the shooting. Anderson discussed the implication of these negotiations with defense attorney Mark O'Mara, who represented George Zimmerman and Paul Callan, a former prosecutor, who is now a criminal defense attorney.

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November 19th, 2014
10:24 PM ET

Does the Ferguson grand jury have the last word when it comes to the indicting Officer Darren Wilson?

Law enforcement sources say the grand jury could reach a decision on whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson by this Friday. Missouri's Governor has already declared a state of emergency ahead of the expected protests.

While the grand jury's proceedings are going on behind closed doors, the grand jurors are not sequestered. It is possible they are aware that a lack of an indictment could incite a new round of anger and protest.
Anderson discussed the latest on this case with our CNN legal analysts, criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and former federal prosecutor Sunny Hostin.
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November 17th, 2014
11:13 PM ET

State of emergency declared ahead of Ferguson grand jury decision

The FBI issued a nationwide bulletin to law enforcement warning of possible violence when the Ferguson grand jury's decision comes down on whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown. This came after Missouri Governor Jay Nixon activated the National Guard. Sara Sidner reports on signs that people in Ferguson are bracing for trouble.

Anderson discussed the National Guard deployment and other security measures with retired Lieutenant General Russell Honoré.

November 13th, 2014
10:03 PM ET

Family's forensic expert says Michael Brown was shot seven times

The Ferguson grand jury heard testimony today from Dr. Michael Baden. He is a forensics expert hired by Michael Brown's family to conduct an independent autopsy. Shawn Parcells assisted Dr. Baden and spoke to Anderson tonight. Parcells updated earlier findings that Brown was shot at least six times, now saying that he was hit by seven bullets.

The entire proceeding to determine whether Officer Darren Wilson will face an indictment is happening behind closed doors. Anderson discussed the grand jury proceedings with former federal prosecutors Sunny Hostin and Jeffrey Toobin, along with defense attorney Mark O'Mara.

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November 12th, 2014
10:21 PM ET

Ferguson grand jury to hear key forensic evidence

Dr. Michael Baden is a former New York City medical examiner and one of the most high-profile experts in the forensics field. He was hired by Michael Brown's family to do a private autopsy after the teen was shot by Officer Darren Wilson. He is set to testify tomorrow in front of the grand jury. This comes as local authorities brace for the the response from protesters if there is no indictment against Officer Wilson. Jason Carroll takes a look at the forensic case.


Anderson discussed the evidence that we know about and the questions that remain about the case with CNN legal analysts Mark O'Mara and Sunny Hostin.

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November 11th, 2014
10:23 PM ET

Ferguson braces for grand jury's decision

Ferguson, Missouri is waiting to hear whether the grand jury will indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Missouri's Governor says that state and local law enforcement are "working around the clock" to prepare for protests expected if there is no indictment. CNN legal  analyst Sunny Hostin has been critical of the prosecutor in the case. Anderson discusses the grand jury proceeding with her and David Klinger, a former LAPD officer and a criminal justice professor at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.

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October 30th, 2014
10:56 PM ET

Jason Carroll's exclusive interview with Ferguson, MO police chief Thomas Jackson

With tensions running high, and an indictment announcement imminent, on Thursday evening CNN's Jason Carroll sat down with embattled Ferguson police chief Thomas Jackson.

Despite rumors of the Missouri cop's potential resignation continually serving as national news fodder, Jackson referenced what he described as progress between those mourning for Michael Brown and calling for action, and those supporting the local police force and officer Darren Wilson.

To hear Jackson's interview, and Carroll's assessment of the situation from on the ground in Ferguson, watch the above video.

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October 21st, 2014
10:23 PM ET

Pastor in Ferguson: ‘Democracy is on fire, and we're called to be fire men’

Calls for justice in Ferguson are growing louder. Leaked details about the shooting of Michael Brown are adding to tensions that have rocked the city for more than two months. Missouri's Governor announced plans to create a commission to examine the social and economic conditions fueling the outrage. Sara Sidner speaks to Pastor Osagyefo Ohuru Sekou, who has been arrested twice for protesting in Ferguson.

Could these leaks be a strategic attempt to soften the blow in the event that there is no indictment of Officer Wilson? Anderson asked CNN legal analysts Sunny Hostin and Mark O'Mara, along with St. Louis Alderman Antonio French.

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October 21st, 2014
12:51 AM ET

New details of Ferguson shooting 

A grand jury is hearing testimony about the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown and will decide whether to file criminal charges against Officer Darren Wilson. Now U.S. law enforcement sources tell CNN that Brown's blood was found on Wilson's gun, inside his car and on his uniform. Sarah Sidner has more on these new details.
What does this new information tell us about what is going on behind closed doors in the grand jury room? Anderson discussed it with CNN legal analyst Mark Geragos and David Klinger, a criminal justice professor at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.
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