A statement was released Monday night on behalf of Ferguson officer Darren Wilson after a grand jury declined to indict him in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
“We recognize that many people will want to second-guess the grand jury’s decision. We would encourage anyone who wants to express an opinion to do so in a respectful and peaceful manner,” the statement said. “On a side note, Officer Wilson would like to thank those who have stood by his side throughout the process. This continued support is greatly appreciated by Officer Wilson and his family.”
“Moving forward,” the statement added, “any commentary on this matter will be done in the appropriate venue and not through the media.”
Read the entire statement posted on Twitter by St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Christine Byers: