Ferguson's Mayor says that Officer Wilson's status has not changed. He is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation. Anderson spoke with Wilson's attorneys Neil Bruntrager and Jim Towey. They told Anderson that the life he had before the shooting is over and Wilson now fears for his security.
Anderson looked at the case against Officer Darren Wilson and the jury's decision not to indict him. Moments after Prosecutor Bob McCulloch wrapped up his announcement, Anderson broke it down with legal analysts Jeffrey Toobin, Sunny Hostin and Mark O'Mara.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anderson Cooper goes beyond the headlines to tell stories from many points of view, so you can make up your own mind about the news. Tune in weeknights at 8 and 10 ET on CNN.
Questions or comments? Send an email
Want to know more? Go behind the scenes with