Drug Case Dropped Over Ferguson Officer No-Show

FERGUSON, MO - OCTOBER 22:  Demonstrators face off with police in a Walgreen's parking lot as protests continue in the wake of 18-year-old Michael Brown's death on October 22, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Several days of civil unrest followed the August 9 shooting death of Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Today's protest was scheduled to coincide with a day of action planned to take place nationwide to draw attention to police brutality.  (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Drug Case Dropped Over Ferguson Officer No-Show

Darren Wilson fails to appear in court.

Published October 27, 2014

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A felony drug case involving the Ferguson police officer who killed an unarmed 18-year-old in a separate incident has been dismissed after the officer twice failed to appear in court.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a St. Louis County judge on Monday dismissed a felony marijuana possession charge against 28-year-old Christopher A. Brooks. The judge had agreed to put the case on hold after officer Darren Wilson missed a late September preliminary hearing.

Wilson also didn't appear before a grand jury in the Brooks case, an alternative that Associate Circuit Judge Mary Bruntrager Schroder signed off on at the previous hearing.

Wilson received a Ferguson City Council commendation in February for his role in Brooks' arrest one year earlier.

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Written by The Associated Press


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