Holder Ignores Grand Jury, Says Federal Investigation “Remains Ongoing”


holder1Attorney General Eric Holder released a statement after news came down that Darren Wilson would not be indicted for the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri:

“While the grand jury proceeding in St. Louis County has concluded, the Justice Department’s investigation into the shooting of Michael Brown remains ongoing. Though we have shared information with local prosecutors during the course of our investigation, the federal inquiry has been independent of the local one from the start, and remains so now. Even at this mature stage of the investigation, we have avoided prejudging any of the evidence. And although federal civil rights law imposes a high legal bar in these types of cases, we have resisted forming premature conclusions.

“Michael Brown’s death was a tragedy. This incident has sparked a national conversation about the need to ensure confidence between law enforcement and the communities they protect and serve. While constructive efforts are underway in Ferguson and communities nationwide, far more must be done to create enduring trust. The Department will continue to work with law enforcement, civil rights, faith and community leaders across the country to foster effective relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve and to improve fairness in the criminal justice system overall. In addition, the Department continues to investigate allegations of unconstitutional policing patterns or practices by the Ferguson Police Department.

“Though there will be disagreement with the grand jury’s decision not to indict, this feeling should not lead to violence. Those who decide to participate in demonstrations should remember the wishes of Michael Brown’s parents, who have asked that remembrances of their son be conducted peacefully. It does not honor his memory to engage in violence or looting. In the coming days, it will likewise be important for local law enforcement authorities to respect the rights of demonstrators, and deescalate tensions by avoiding excessive displays-and uses-of force.”

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. Why does this unelected criminal, Eric Witholder, keep calling this shooting a “tragedy”? The piece of garbage had just ROBBED a store and not only was he resisting arrest, he came charging at Mr. Wilson! He was shot dead because he was trying to kill the Officer! Mr. Witholder has egg all over his ugly face because he thought he was going to intimidate/threaten the Grand Jury to produce a “guilty” verdict no matter what, AND IT DIDN’T HAPPEN!!! This bum will be long out of office, before any new development on this case were to happen.

  2. Eric holder is a phony fraud. he has, and never had any respect our constitutional system, were a grand jury decides the verdict, not AL sharpton.

  3. Shame on him. Sore loser. Didn’t get his wish.
    The jury has spoken. The Democratic system worked for once.
    BTW – where was this Holder when Rubashkin was robbed of his Democratic process. Or Jonathan Pollard not getting his much-deserved pardon. Didn’t hear this guy say anything.