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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"It's the apology people in Ferguson and around the nation have been waiting to hear," said Ana Cabrera, detailing the recent, public acknowledgement of error, as made via video by embattled Missouri cop Thomas Jackson.
This week, the CNN reporter spoke exclusively to the Ferguson Police Chief about lessons learned in the Michael Brown saga, asking Jackson how he responds to those calling for his resignation.
To hear Cabrera's interview, including Jackson's answers to his outspoken critics, click the above video.
Anger at police in Ferguson exploded into nights of violent protest following the shooting death of Michael Brown. There is still plenty of anger aimed at the man whose convened a grand jury looking into Officer Darren Wilson's actions. Residents question why Bob McCulloch made that move and whether his personal history is linked to the decision. Ana Cabrera sat down for a rare interview with Mr. McCulloch.
The grand jury that will decide whether to file criminal charges in the Michael Brown shooting is meeting behind closed doors. According to the Saint Louis Dispatch, the man who pulled the trigger, Officer Darren Wilson testified about the shooting. Anderson discussed why this is a surprising and potentially risky move with legal analysts Jeffrey Toobin and Sunny Hostin.
"He had his f****n hands up." That's what one witnesses is screaming in a video recorded moments after the shooting death of Michael Brown. He was one of two contractors who just happened to be working nearby that day. Randi Kaye spoke to the attorney for the man who shot that video and she has new information.
How does this video change the case against Officer Darren Wilson? Anderson discussed this with CNN Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin and Anthony Gray, who is an attorney for Michael Brown's family.