The U.S. Justice Department won’t have any better chance getting an indictment against former Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson than did the St. Louis County prosecutor’s office, says former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.
Attorney General Eric Holder’s office is conducting two civil rights investigations into the shooting death of black 18-year-old suspect Michael Brown Jr. – one against the white police officer himself and one against the Ferguson Police Department.
But Giuliani, appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” said the Justice Department would be working with no evidence that the Missouri grand jury didn’t have, so there is no need to expect a different result. Giuliani is also a former federal prosecutor.
“This is the kind of case had it not … had the racial overtones and the national publicity where a prosecutor would have come to the conclusion that there’s not enough evidence to present to the grand jury,” Giuliani said. “It’s an impossible case to present to a grand jury.”
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