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Missouri prosecutor criticized for handling of Michael Brown case loses primary

Wesley Bell, a Ferguson city council member, defeated incumbent St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch in Tuesday's Democratic primary.

McCulloch has been prosecutor since 1991, and he's known for having close ties to local police departments. After the August 2014 shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson, McCulloch's office declined to press charges, a move criticized by many, and a grand jury later chose not to indict Wilson on murder or manslaughter charges.

Bell, who is black, ran as a reformer, and during the campaign he said...

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News Posted By: theweek - Wednesday, 8 August, 2018