As leaks trickle out of Ferguson, Attorney General Eric Holder has warned the Justice Department that the “selective flow of information” being released to the public is “inappropriate and troubling,” the Washington Post reports.
Last week it was Darren Wilson’s version of events, first published by the New York Times. This week, a decontextualized autopsy. Both seem to bolster a case in favor of Wilson, who killed 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9.
Criminal justice experts have speculated that the leaks may be a strategic attempt to head off the inevitable outrage should a grand jury decide not to indict Wilson, AP reported. Wilson’s attorneys say that they’ve had no hand in releasing information to the public while the grand jury deliberates.
A decision on whether to indict Wilson could come within the month, and Missouri police and activists alike are already preparing themselves for the outcome.