Wilson, Brown Attorneys Clash on 'Fox News Sunday'
The attorneys for Darren Wilson and the family of Michael Brown both appeared today on "Fox News Sunday" to discuss the fallout from the grand jury's decision and if St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch actually wanted an indictment or not.
Neil Bruntrager, attorney for Wilson, explained that his client has decided to resign from the Ferguson Police Department because he received information from the police chief suggesting that acts of violence could be taken against the department and Wilson, himself.
As for the grand jury's decision to not indict, Bruntrager said the single most important piece of evidence is the blood spot that was about 25 feet away from Brown's body, proving that he made it at least that far away from Wilson's cruiser, and then came back.
"He has come back towards Officer Wilson, and that's when he is shot. [For] the final shot, he is about 8-10 feet from Officer Wilson. We call that the kill zone. At 8-10 feet, he can reach Officer Wilson."
Daryl Parks, attorney for the family of Brown, said we should not be surprised there was no indictment because the prosecutor's actions indicated he never wanted one.
"From his actions, it appears that he does not want an indictment. Thus, they don’t indict. When a prosecutor wants an indictment, a prosecutor puts forth the evidence that will line up to get an indictment from the grand jury," Parks said.
"And a prosecutor, by his actions, whether verbal or nonverbal, indicates to the grand jury that, 'I want an indictment in this case.' That was not the case."
Bruntrager said it was astonishing that some are criticizing the grand jury because they were given "too much" information
"This grand jury clearly looked at everything. They asked questions, they were engaged. I don’t know how Mr. Parks says we get in the head of the prosecutor ... to figure out that they didn’t want an indictment."
"What I see is a prosecutor who put all of this information in front of a grand jury and said ‘you decide,’" Bruntrager said.
"I think the process was flawed that was laid out by the prosecutor," Parks replied, adding that the Brown family has the options of a civil lawsuit, an out-of-court settlement or possibly other means to settle their differences.
Watch the clip above.