(AllHipHop News) Those individuals seeking justice for Michael Brown may have to wait a little longer than expected. The grand jury reviewing whether to bring charges against police officer Darren Wilson for Brown’s killing has been extended until January 7, 2015.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the extension does not necessarily mean it will take the grand jury that long to decide on the case, but it is a possibility.
The outlet also reports the typical grand jury in St. Louis County convenes for four months. That time frame expired last week for the current jury which was assembled prior to the Brown shooting. Circuit Judge Carolyn Whittington added extra time for the panel to review the Brown case exclusively.
Wilson is able to testify if he wishes, but he is not required to take the stand in the preceding. If he does choose to testify, his lawyer cannot be in the room.
The current St. Louis County grand jury reviewing the Michael Brown case consists of nine white and three black jurors. The testimonies and evidence presented to a grand jury are kept secret.
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