ferguson_18495On Wednesday, the St. Louis County prosecutor’s office received information alleging a juror may have disclosed evidence to a friend, as stated by office spokesman Ed Magee to the Washington Post.

Early that morning, a friend of the juror tweeted she spoke to one of the members of the grand jury and as of right now there is not enough evidence to arrest the Ferguson officer. The individual, Susan M Nichols, quickly deleted the tweets, but not before someone captured it.

Magee confirmed the leaks via activist Shaun King’s Twitter handle.

According to Cornell University’s Law School, a violation of secrecy or any guidelines may be punished as a contempt of court.

Currently, the prosecutor’s office is “looking into the matter.”

The jury has being assessing the evidence since Aug. 20. In a statement to the Washington Post, prosecutor Robert McCulloch said the jury could wrap-up the hearing by the end of the month, but there is a possibility it could last until mid-November.

In wake of the alleged breach of secrecy, if it is found to be true the grand jury could be dismantled and a special prosecutor will be brought in to proceed with the case.

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  • Anthony

    Prosecutor McCulloch is a spineless racist, who needs to man up and say he won’t prosecute since that is what he wants to do. He is a seasoned prosecutor who knows how to direct grand jury, he is totally abdicating his responsibility, and is creating a situation that will make it difficult to pursue an effective prosecution the officer.

    • CoolChic86

      Agreed!

    • Loquacious

      I’m with you, Anthony. This entire situation is disgusting. Please believe justice is not blind. Home girl aka “justice” gets to take the blind fold off when it’s in the best interest of the circus.