FERGUSON, Mo. - A grand jury declined to indict a Ferguson, Mo., police officer for his role in the death of an 18-year-old man.
Officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson police could have been charged with murder, but the grand jury found no probable cause to indict him in the August death of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager who got into an argument with Wilson and allegedly struck him.
Here's what you need to know right now:
- Gov. Jay Nixon announced there will be more than 2,200 National Guardsmen in Ferguson to protect people and property.
- In a Tuesday news conference, attorneys for Michael Brown's family say the process that led to Wilson not being indicted in the fatal shooting of the unarmed, black 18-year-old was unfair and broken.
- Read Officer Wilson's interview with police.
- Click here to see all documents released by St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch regarding the investigation from St. Louis Public Radio .
- Three separate autopsies were preformed on Brown. All three autopsies were consistent, according to McCulloch.
- No probable cause was found to indict Wilson. Jurors deliberated over two days before reaching a decision.
- Moments after the announcement by St. Louis County's top prosecutor, crowds began pouring into Ferguson streets to protest the decision. Some taunted police, broke windows and vandalized cars. Within a few hours, several large buildings were ablaze, and frequent gunfire was heard. Officers used tear gas to try to disperse some of the gatherings.
- Thousands of people rallied in U.S. cities including Los Angeles and New York to passionately but peacefully protest. The most disruptive demonstrations were in the St. Louis area and Oakland.
This story will be updated, and you can follow live updates from our reporters and others in Ferguson below.