Missouri officials are calling for the US Justice Department to release its findings in the investigation of the shooting death of Michael Brown, Junior.
Senator Roy Blunt (R) said Thursday, “Is this closed or not? Let’s get that information on the table. That’s a big moment that allows people in Ferguson to move on.”
The Department is separately investigating the shooting of Brown by former Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson, and the patterns and practices of the Ferguson Police Department. Blunt acknowledges the latter, civil rights investigation could take months, but says findings of the investigation of the shooting need to come out.
“Let’s get the one unique incident of what happened on August 9 out-of-the-way as quickly as possible and based on the time they say they’d spend on that, and the investigators they say they’d spent on that, I can’t imagine there’s any reason not to be able to reach a conclusion there,” said Blunt.
Blunt had previously urged the Department to release its findings, as had Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder. This week, Ferguson businesses and residents sent a letter via an attorney to the Department also urging for the release of findings, and Governor Jay Nixon said yesterday the Department needs to, “get to the finish line.”