Reaction was swift after St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced Monday night that a grand jury did not indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 death of teenager Michael Brown.
Though many protesters acted peacefully, looters and arsonists rampaged in the Ferguson business district. The National Guard, which Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon had deployed almost a week earlier, was not assigned to protect the most volatile areas.
McCulloch made transcripts and evidence from the grand jury proceedings public. But critics accused his assistants of treating Wilson too deferentially, and being overly critical of the behavior of Brown and some witnesses.
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