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Pictures taken of Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson show him during a hospital visit shortly after fatally shooting Michael Brown. (St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office)
Pictures taken of Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson show him during a hospital visit shortly after fatally shooting Michael Brown. (​St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office)
Demonstrators protest the shooting death of Michael Brown November 29, 2014 in Brentwood, Missouri. Brown, a 18-year-old black male teenager was fatally wounded by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson, Missouri Police officer on August 9, 2014. A St. Louis County 12-member grand jury who reviewed evidence related to the shooting decided not to indict Wilson with charges sparking riots through out Ferguson. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)
BRENTWOOD, MO - NOVEMBER 29: Demonstrators protest the shooting death of Michael Brown November 29, 2014 in Brentwood, Missouri. Brown, a 18-year-old black male teenager was fatally wounded by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson, Missouri Police officer on August 9, 2014. A St. Louis County 12-member grand jury who reviewed evidence related to the shooting decided not to indict Wilson with charges sparking riots through out Ferguson. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)
Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson shown receiving a commendation earlier this year. (Ferguson PD)
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 28: A protestor holds a banner with the pictures of civilians died in police-involved cases during the continued demonstrations after the Grand Jury did not indict white Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of black 18-year old Michael Brown on November 28, 2014 in downtown Los Angeles. 8 protestors were reportedly arrested during the demonstrations. (Photo by Mintaha Neslihan Eroglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 28: Los Angeles police officers interfere in the continued demonstrations after the Grand Jury did not indict white Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of black 18-year old Michael Brown on November 28, 2014 in downtown Los Angeles. 8 protestors were reportedly arrested after the intervention. (Photo by Mintaha Neslihan Eroglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, US - NOVEMBER 28: Protestors shout slogans at West Country Center Mall near Ferguson on November 28,2014 during a rally against the Grand Jury's decision not to indict white Police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of black 18-year old Michael Brown. Demonstrators also call for a boycott of retailers during the Black Friday shopping weekend. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, US - NOVEMBER 28: Protestors hold banners and shout slogans at West Country Center Mall near Ferguson on November 28,2014 during a rally against the Grand Jury's decision not to indict white Police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of black 18-year old Michael Brown. Demonstrators also call for a boycott of retailers during the Black Friday shopping weekend. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 28: Police confront demonstrators outside the police station November 28, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. The Ferguson area has been struggling to return to normal since the August 9 shooting of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black man, who was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. Monday, when the grand jury announced that Wilson would not face charges in the shooting, rioting and looting broke out throughout the area leaving several businesses burned to the ground. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 28: Police confront demonstrators outside the police station November 28, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. The Ferguson area has been struggling to return to normal since the August 9 shooting of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black man, who was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. Monday, when the grand jury announced that Wilson would not face charges in the shooting, rioting and looting broke out throughout the area leaving several businesses burned to the ground. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, US - NOVEMBER 28: Protestors hold banners and shout slogans at West Country Center Mall near Ferguson on November 28,2014 during a rally against the Grand Jury's decision not to indict white Police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of black 18-year old Michael Brown. Demonstrators also call for a boycott of retailers during the Black Friday shopping weekend. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 28: Police confront demonstrators outside the police station November 28, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. The Ferguson area has been struggling to return to normal since the August 9 shooting of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black man, who was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. Monday, when the grand jury announced that Wilson would not face charges in the shooting, rioting and looting broke out throughout the area leaving several businesses burned to the ground. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 28: Police arrest a demonstrator outside the police station November 28, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. The Ferguson area has been struggling to return to normal since the August 9 shooting of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black man, who was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. Monday, when the grand jury announced that Wilson would not face charges in the shooting, rioting and looting broke out throughout the area leaving several businesses burned to the ground. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 28: Police and national guard tconfront demonstrators outside the police station November 28, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. The Ferguson area has been struggling to return to normal since the August 9 shooting of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black man, who was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. Monday, when the grand jury announced that Wilson would not face charges in the shooting, rioting and looting broke out throughout the area leaving several businesses burned to the ground. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
BRENTWOOD, MO - NOVEMBER 29: A demonstrator protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown holds a sign November 29, 2014 in Brentwood, Missouri. Brown, a 18-year-old black male teenager was fatally wounded by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson, Missouri Police officer on August 9, 2014. A St. Louis County 12-member grand jury who reviewed evidence related to the shooting decided not to indict Wilson with charges sparking riots through out Ferguson. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)
BRENTWOOD, MO - NOVEMBER 29: Demonstrators protest the shooting death of Michael Brown November 29, 2014 in Brentwood, Missouri. Brown, a 18-year-old black male teenager was fatally wounded by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson, Missouri Police officer on August 9, 2014. A St. Louis County 12-member grand jury who reviewed evidence related to the shooting decided not to indict Wilson with charges sparking riots through out Ferguson. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)
BRENTWOOD, MO - NOVEMBER 29: Police officers watch as demonstrators protest the shooting death of Michael Brown November 29, 2014 in Brentwood, Missouri. Brown, a 18-year-old black male teenager was fatally wounded by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson, Missouri Police officer on August 9, 2014. A St. Louis County 12-member grand jury who reviewed evidence related to the shooting decided not to indict Wilson with charges sparking riots through out Ferguson. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 28: A masked protestor is seen during the continued demonstrations after the Grand Jury did not indict white Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of black 18-year old Michael Brown on November 28, 2014 in downtown Los Angeles. 8 protestors were reportedly arrested during the demonstrations. (Photo by Mintaha Neslihan Eroglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 29: Hundreds of people shut down Georgetown Street during the protests against Ferguson Grand Jury's decision about white police officer Darren Wilson that he will not face with criminal charges for shooting death of 18-year old black teenager Michael Brown, on November 29, 2014 in Washington, United States. (Photo by Kasm Ileri/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 28: Protestors march at Herald Square in NY on November 28,2014 during a rally against the Grand Jury's decision not to indict white Police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of black 18-year old Michael Brown in Ferguson. Some protestors called for a boycott of retailers during the Black Friday shopping weekend. (Photo by Mustafa Caglayan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 28: Using the headlights of his truck artist Phil Berwick paints on a boarded over doorway of a commercial building near the police station November 28, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. The Ferguson area has been struggling to return to normal since the August 9 shooting of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black man, who was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. Monday, when the grand jury announced that Wilson would not face charges in the shooting, rioting and looting broke out throughout the area leaving several businesses burned to the ground. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Pictures taken of Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson show him during a hospital visit shortly after fatally shooting Michael Brown. (​St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office)
Pictures taken of Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson show him during a hospital visit shortly after fatally shooting Michael Brown. (​St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office)
Pictures taken of Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson show him during a hospital visit shortly after fatally shooting Michael Brown. (​St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 28: Demonstrators protest outside the police station November 28, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. The Ferguson area has been struggling to return to normal since the August 9 shooting of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black man, who was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. Monday, when the grand jury announced that Wilson would not face charges in the shooting, rioting and looting broke out throughout the area leaving several businesses burned to the ground. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 28: Police and national guard tconfront demonstrators outside the police station November 28, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. The Ferguson area has been struggling to return to normal since the August 9 shooting of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black man, who was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. Monday, when the grand jury announced that Wilson would not face charges in the shooting, rioting and looting broke out throughout the area leaving several businesses burned to the ground. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CLAYTON, MO - NOVEMBER 24: St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch announces the grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown on November 24, 2014, at the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton, Missouri. Ferguson has been struggling to return to normal after Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. His death has sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson. (Photo by Cristina Fletes-Boutte-Pool/Getty Images)
CLAYTON, MO - OCTOBER 10: Protestors call for St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch to withdraw from the investigation surrounding the death 18-year-old Michael Brown who was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a Ferguson, Missouri police officer on October 9, 2014 in Clayton, Missouri. Brown's August 9 death sparked several days of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson. The shooting death of another 18-year-old, Vonderrit Myers Jr., by a St. Louis police officer on October 8 has sparked a new round of protests. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CLAYTON, MO - OCTOBER 10: Protestors call for St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch to withdraw from the investigation surrounding the death 18-year-old Michael Brown who was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a Ferguson, Missouri police officer on October 9, 2014 in Clayton, Missouri. Brown's August 9 death sparked several days of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson. The shooting death of another 18-year-old, Vonderrit Myers Jr., by a St. Louis police officer on October 8 has sparked a new round of protests. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CLAYTON, MO - OCTOBER 10: Protestors call for St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch to withdraw from the investigation surrounding the death 18-year-old Michael Brown who was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a Ferguson, Missouri police officer on October 9, 2014 in Clayton, Missouri. Brown's August 9 death sparked several days of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson. The shooting death of another 18-year-old, Vonderrit Myers Jr., by a St. Louis police officer on October 8 has sparked a new round of protests. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Police and Missouri National Guardsmen stand guard as protesters gather in front of Ferguson Police Department on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Several protesters have been taken into custody during a demonstration outside the police department. Tensions escalated late Friday during an initially calm demonstration after police said protesters were illegally blocking West Florissant Avenue. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Snow falls as Missouri National Guard stand outside of the Ferguson Police Department Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer , Darren Wilson, in the shooting death of Michael Brown has sparked protests nationwide, triggering debates over the relations between black communities and law enforcement. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
FILE- In this Nov. 25, 2014 photo, demonstrators hold up their hands during a protest in Philadelphia, the day after a grand jury's decision not to indict a white Ferguson, Mo., police officer who killed 18-year-old black Michael Brown. ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ has become a rallying cry despite questions whether Michael Brown’s hands were raised in surrender before being fatally shot by a Ferguson police officer. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
A demonstrator waves to customers inside a store that closed during a protest inside Chesterfield Mall, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Chesterfield, Mo. The protesters disrupted holiday shopping at several locations on Friday amid a protest triggered by a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Emerald Garner, daughter of Eric Garner, right, Esaw Garner, Eric Garner's wife, second from right, Lesley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown, center, and Kimberly Michelle Ballinger, the domestic partner of Akai Gurley, second from left, join Al Sharpton in a prayer during a news conference at the National Action Network headquarters in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. On the day before Thanksgiving, Sharpton brought together the families of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Akai Gurley, all black men recently killed by police officers. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
The parents of Michael Brown, Lesley McSpadden, left, and Michael Brown, Sr., right, speak to The Associated Press during an interview in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. Michael Brown's parents say they are unmoved by the Ferguson police chief's apology in their son's shooting death by a police officer. Instead, Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. told The Associated Press they would rather see an arrest, and Brown Sr. said he wants the police officer "in handcuffs." (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 24: Lesley McSpadden (L), mother of Michael Brown, reacts to the decision by the Grand Jury not to indict Officer Daren Wilson in the shooting death of her son, in Ferguson, Missouri on November 24, 2014. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A Missouri National Guardsman stands in front of Ferguson City Hall on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson, in the shooting death of Michael Brown has sparked protests nationwide, triggering debates over the relations between black communities and law enforcement. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
A National Guardsman watches as protesters march Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer , Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown has sparked protests nationwide. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Protesters gather near the Ferguson Police Department on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson, in the shooting death of Michael Brown has sparked protests nationwide, triggering debates over the relations between black communities and law enforcement. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Protesters march down the streets near Ferguson Police Department Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer , Darren Wilson, in the shooting death of Michael Brown has sparked protests nationwide, triggering debates over the relations between black communities and law enforcement. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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By ISABELLE CHAPMAN

New information has revealed that Sandra McElroy, 45, a witness who supported Officer Darren Wilson's version of the events that led to the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, has a criminal history and has been known to make racist remarks, according to grand jury documents.

McElroy was known as "Witness 40" during the grand jury case, when she claimed she had seen Michael Brown charge Officer Darren Wilson on August 9. According to CNN, prosecutors had questioned whether she had been in Ferguson, Missouri, on the day of Brown's death, though she testified that she had been in a car near the scene of the crime when Brown had run toward Officer Wilson with his head down "like a football tackle, like he was going to tackle the officer."

Officer Wilson's testimony matched McElroy's, though most other witnesses said that Brown "stumbled" toward Wilson, or that he took "two or three steps forward." However, Witness 48 also used the word "charge" to describe what Michael Brown did after he was shot by Officer Wilson for the first time, according to grand jury documents.

In the grand jury documents, it is also revealed that McElroy was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1985, though she has not been treated for her mental illness since 1988. She also mentioned that she was in Ferguson on the day of Brown's killing because she sometimes likes to "have coffee and ... strike up a conversation with an African American and I will try to talk to them because I'm trying to understand more." Before she clarifies that she has "feelings that others consider to be racist ... I believe that I made very racist remarks that can be very offensive to others of other races."

According to The Smoking Gun, McElroy is divorced, has three daughters and two sons, and her legal history includes a variety of civil lawsuits, and an arrest in 2007 on two felony bad check charges.

She claims to struggle with a faulty memory since she was seriously injured in a car accident in 2001, according to grand jury documents.

Before McElroy claimed to have information about Michael Brown's case, the mother of five also claimed to have involvement with a case of a boy who had been rescued after four years in captivity in 2007. According to the Smoking Gun, these claims were dismissed by police as a "complete fabrication."

McElroy's online presence perhaps only lessens her credibility as a reliable witness in the Brown case. McElroy has taken to airing out her feelings of racism on the Internet.

According to grand jury documents, McElroy had posted a comment online on August 9, declaring, "They need to kill the f---ing n-----s. It is like an ape fest. It is just not right." (AOL has redacted the actual words here, though McElroy used them in full.)

More than a month after this post and the killing of Michael Brown, McElroy went to the police with her information, according to The Smoking Gun.

According to the Daily Mail, just two days later after her first conversation about the Brown killing with law enforcement, McElroy had gone on a pro-Wilson Facebook page and posted a graphic image of a dead Michael Brown lying in the street and accompanied the photo with text that read: "Michael Brown already received justice. So please, stop asking for it."

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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Protesters are blocked in on all sides by police on an over ramp after protesters ran on to, and blockaded, the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Los Angeles police officers stop traffic on the U.S. 101 near downtown Los Angeles after a small group of protesters, who sat down in a bus lane alongside the freeway, were arrested on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. ince a grand jury's decision was announced Monday night, Nov. 24, not to indict a white Ferguson, Mo., police officer who killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, protesters in cities throughout the country have rallied behind the refrain "hands up, don't shoot," and drawn attention to other police killings. Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck says a total of nine people were arrested at the midmorning protest. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
A protestor is handcuffed and taken away by a police officer after the arrest of a small group of protesters who sat down in a bus lane alongside the U.S. 101 near downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Since a grand jury's decision was announced Monday night, Nov. 24, not to indict a white Ferguson, Mo., police officer who killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, protesters in cities throughout the country have rallied behind the refrain "hands up, don't shoot," and drawn attention to other police killings. Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck says a total of nine people were arrested at the midmorning protest. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
California Highway Patrol officers guard a freeway ramp as demonstrators rally in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a third day Wednesday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Los Angeles police officers stand in front of Staples Center following an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Memphis Grizzlies, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles. There had been several people who were protesting the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision marching in front of the arena after the game ended. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
California Highway Patrol officers block protesters from entering a highway ramp downtown Los Angeles Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, a day after the announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Claudia Vera and her 3-year-old daughter, Ayelen Gonzalez Rosas, walk on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, during a march to protest a grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who shot to death a black unarmed young man in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Edwin Tamara)
Protesters kneel down with their hands up in front of Los Angeles police officers in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. People protesting the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a third day Wednesday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Protesters gather outside Angeles Police Department headquarters Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in downtown Los Angeles. People protesting the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in the shooting in Ferguson, Mo., of Michael Brown took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Protesters gather outside Angeles Police Department headquarters Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in downtown Los Angeles. People protesting the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in the shooting in Ferguson, Mo., of Michael Brown took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Protesters partake in a sit-in during a rally in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, a day after the announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Protesters rally outside Los Angeles Police Department headquarters in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. People protesting the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in the shooting in Ferguson, Mo., of Michael Brown took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Protesters rally outside Los Angeles Police headquarters Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in downtown Los Angeles People protesting the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in the shooting in Ferguson, Mo., of Michael Brown took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Protesters partake in a sit-in during a rally in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, a day after the announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Protesters rally in the streets of Los Angeles, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, a day after the announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Protesters rally in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, after the announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
California Highway Patrol officers stand on guard to block protesters from entering a highway ramp downtown Los Angeles Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, a day after the announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Protesters raise arms and hold placards in a street in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Calf., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Protesters lay down on a street in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Calf., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Protesters lay down on a street, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, in Los Angeles, Calf., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
A protester holds up a placard in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Calf., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Activists hold their hand up as they protest at the Leimert Park area of Los Angeles, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Protesters lay down on a street, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, in Los Angeles, Calf., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: California Highway Patrol officers arrive to break up a blockage and chase protesters on the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Protesters set up barricades and shut down the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Protesters run onto the 101 freeway to set up a blockade and shut down traffic following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Protesters set up barricades and shut down the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Protesters set up barricades and shut down the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
People hold hands in a prayer for peace at the Leimert Park area of Los Angeles, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old.. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Protesters lay down on a street in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Calf., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Protesters lay down on a street in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Calf., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Protesters lay down on a street in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Calf., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Protesters lay down on a street in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Calf., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Protesters set up barricades and shut down the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: A man is illuminated by the lights of approaching police vehicles as protesters set up barricades and shut down the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Protesters set up barricades and shut down the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Protesters set up barricades and shut down the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Protesters are illuminated by police vehicle lights as they a allow to leave a freeway after they were blocked in by police on an over ramp after protesters ran on to, and blockaded, the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: California Highway Patrol officers break up a blockage and chase protesters on the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: A woman is bloodied after she was allegedly hit with a baton by an officer while blockading the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Protesters are allow to leave after they were blocked in by police on an over ramp after protesters ran on to, and blockaded, the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: California Highway Patrol officers break up a blockage and chase protesters on the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Protesters are illuminated by police vehicle lights as they leave a freeway after they were blocked in by police on an over ramp after protesters ran on to, and blockaded, the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: California Highway Patrol officers break up a blockage and chase protesters on the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: California Highway Patrol officers break up a blockage and chase protesters on the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: California Highway Patrol officers break up a blockage and chase protesters on the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: A man makes a gesture at police officers as protesters are allow to leave after they were blocked in by police on an over ramp after protesters ran on to, and blockaded, the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Protesters run onto the 101 freeway to set up a blockade and shut down traffic following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Protesters set up barricades and shut down the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: A protester puts on a gas mask when a large group of protesters are blocked in on all sides by police on an over ramp after protesters ran on to, and blockaded, the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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