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Michael Brown grand juror sues prosecutor over gag order

One of the jurors who heard the Michael Brown case is suing the prosecuting attorney to lift a lifetime gag order and allow for a public discussion of the evidence.

Brought by a plaintiff identified only as "Grand Juror Doe," the suit claims claims St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch released select evidence that "[does] not fully portray the proceedings before the grand jury." The suit asks that Grand Juror Doe be allowed to speak about the evidence, the investigation, and the experience of serving on the jury in hopes that doing so will "contribute to the current public dialogue concerning race relations."

The grand jury returned no indictment for officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed Brown in August. Since that decision though, McCulloch revealed he knew some witnesses lied to the grand jury, and many have questioned whether his unconventional prosecutorial tactics were intended to lower the odds of indictment.