Hacker group Anonymous is claiming that officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted by a grand jury in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, according to purported government sources.
FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2014 file image from video provided by the City of Ferguson, Mo., officer Darren Wilson attends a city council meeting in Ferguson. Police identified Wilson, 28, as the police officer who shot Michael Brown on Aug. 9, 2014 in the St. Louis suburb. The incident sparked racial unrest and numerous protests, including some that turned violent. (AP Photo/City of Ferguson, File)
The “hacktivist” group released the following on Monday:
Last night we announced that we have received over the past several days a series of leaks from two separate and unrelated sources regarding the long awaited Grand Jury decision regarding the murder of Mike Brown by Ferguson PD Officer Darren Wilson. In our opinion after careful analysis the sources are reliable, and the information we are about to reveal is true. Both sources are government employees with access to both internal government as well as confidential police communications. For reasons of safety we will not be revealing anything further on either our sources or the material leaked to us. The following is a synopses of the leaked information:
On or about November 10, 2014 the Grand Jury decision will be announced. Darren Wilson will NOT be indicted on ANY charges related to the murder of Mike Brown. All local police Chiefs and jail commanders have been notified to begin preparing for major civil unrest. Governor Nixon has been notified of the impending announcement and has ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin preparations for a possible re-enstatement of the martial law that was declared at the beginning of the Ferguson protests.
As additional evidence that neither the State nor Federal authorities intend any legal action against Darren Wilson for the murder of Mike Brown, one of our sources has provided a very intriguing close up glimpse of Darren Wilson - his current where abouts and lifestyle.
It has been reported that Wilson hasn't been seen in public since the shooting in August.
Brown's autopsy reportedly supported claims that there was a "significant altercation at the car" prior to the deadly shooting. Judy Melinek, a forensic pathologist in San Francisco, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that she didn't think the autopsy supported claims that Brown was shot while surrendering with his hands up.
Further, a toxicology report also showed that Brown had tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC, in his blood and urine.
Brown family attorney Daryl Parks points to a diagram produced during a second autopsy done on Michael Brown, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in St. Louis County, Mo. The independent autopsy shows 18-year-old Brown was shot at least six times. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Anonymous’ sources, which could not be independently verified, revealed Wilson’s alleged “alias” and claimed the officer has “altered his appearance.” The sources also said Wilson’s girlfriend is pregnant with their first child.
The group promised to release additional information on the Ferguson case in the future.
A grand jury decision in the case is expected to come in November. The Huffington Post reports that the St. Louis County Police Department has already started stocking up on riot gear ahead of the decision.