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Justice Dept. clears Darren Wilson in Ferguson shooting

7:44pm GMT - 01:13

The U.S. Department of Justice has cleared former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson of civil rights violations in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Linda So reports.

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Former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson has been cleared of civil rights violations. The Justice Department says it will not prosecute Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. After a months-long investigation, the department says there was no credible evidence to disprove Wilson's testimony that he shot Brown in response to a perceived deadly threat. Brown's death last August sparked months of protests in Ferguson, Missouri and across the country. Anger re-ignited when a St. Louis County grand jury decided not to prosecute Wilson. SOUNDBITE: ST. LOUIS COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY BOB MCCULLOCH SAYING: "After their exhaustive review of the evidence, the grand jury deliberated over two days making their final decision. They determined that no probable cause exists to file any charge against Officer Wilson and returned a no true bill on each of the five indictments." Although the Justice Department decided it will not prosecute Wilson, it said sweeping reforms are needed in Ferguson after a federal investigation found broad racial bias in the city's police force and court system.

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Justice Dept. clears Darren Wilson in Ferguson shooting

7:44pm GMT - 01:13