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Ferguson Grand Jury Reaches Decision

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A Missouri grand jury has reached a decision whether to indict a white police officer for shooting dead an unarmed black teenager - reported the SkyNews.

An attorney for Michael Brown's family said the St Louis County prosecutor's office notified him that a decision had been made.

An announcement will be made later on Monday, a spokesman from the prosecutor's office said in a statement.

The 12-member grand jury had been hearing evidence for more than three months in the wake of the 9 August shooting.

Ferguson, a suburb of St Louis, saw several weeks of protests after the incident. The community has been on edge in recent days as the grand jury's decision appeared imminent.

Among the possible charges the jury can recommend is the most serious charge of first-degree murder, which is punishable by either life in prison or the death penalty.

At the lower end is second-degree involuntary manslaughter, which carries a maximum of four years in prison.

President Barack Obama has joined the chorus of officials urging for calm once the decision is made public.

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