Update: 9:30PM ET
St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch has announced that Officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted in the shooting of Mike Brown. The grand jury made its decision today. More to come.
Here’s live streaming video of a protest going on in Ferguson, right now.
According to both outlets, the St. Louis County prosecutor will hold a news conference to discuss the decision soon. The grand jury can recommend that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson be indicted for the August 9th shooting and killing of 18-year-old Mike Brown or it can recommend against an indictment.
For the past couple of weeks, with a ruling reportedly imminent, the state as well as local citizens and businesses in Ferguson and the surrounding areas have been preparing for possible violence in the wake of the announcement. Community leaders in Ferguson are urging calm, while the state is readying for trouble.
This is a developing story and we’ll have more coming up.
Update 5:32PM ET: Ferguson schools closed early today but will also be closed tomorrow, regardless of the decision.
Update 7:30PM ET: Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is appealing for calm. Nixon requested that “regardless of the decision, people on all sides show tolerance, mutual respect and restraint.” He added, “Together we are all focused on making sure the necessary resources are at hand to protect lives, protect property, and protect free speech.”
In addition to peaceful crowds gathering in Ferguson and Clayton, Missouri — where the grand jury deliberated — there are preparations for the decision happening around the country.
— WBEZ (@WBEZ) November 25, 2014
— David Stevenson (@DStevensonSF) November 25, 2014
Update 8:19PM ET: The New York Times is reporting that, as of now, Darren Wilson has not been instructed to turn himself in.
Also, the announcement from the St. Louis County prosecutor’s office is now expected at 9:00PM ET