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Grand jury reaches decision on possible indictment of Ferguson police officer

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Anticipation and anxiety are building in the St. Louis area. CNN reports a grand jury has made a decision on whether or not to charge Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown last August. 

If the grand jury decides to indict the officer, there are four likely charges. Those potential charges include first-degree murder, second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter, or involuntary manslaughter.

There have been protests and several clashes leading up to the grand jury's decision, but there were no arrests as demonstrators took to the streets last night. Many people, from President Obama to Michael Brown's father are calling for peaceful demonstrations regardless of what the grand jury decides.

A lawyer for Michael Brown's family says they have been notified that the grand jury has made a decision.

Attorney Benjamin Crump told The Associated Press on Monday that the St. Louis County prosecutor's office has told the family the decision will be announced after 5 p.m.

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