U.S. Attorney: Leaks Hurts Brown Inquiry

    FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 18:  Demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown make their voices heard on August 18, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Protesters have been vocal asking for justice in the shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9th.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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    It may not look like it, but the federal investigation into Michael Brown's death is going well, says the top federal prosecutor involved. Richard Callahan, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri, says FBI agents are interviewing witnesses in the area and sharing the information with St. Louis County prosecutors. What's not going well is all the leaks to the press. “The modern 24-hour news cycle hampers law enforcement’s ability to conduct a successful investigation,” Callahan said. There aren't any plans to reveal findings of the investigation to the public before the case is seen by a St. Louis County grand jury in the coming weeks or months. The jury examining these findings will decide whether or not to indict Officer Darren Wilson. If they do not indict Wilson, the investigation's results will become public under Missouri law.

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