Nov 25, 2014 3:52PM

Mike Brown's Family Release Statements Over Grand Jury Decision

Darren Wilson will not be charged for the death of the Ferguson 18-year-old.

A grand jury has formally made the decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson over the killing of 18-year-old Ferguson, Missouri man Michael Brown. Reports out of Ferguson have since stated that shots have been fired, police cars damaged and tear gas deployed at protesters upset with the news that Darren Wilson will not have to stand trial over the shooting.

Both Mike Brown's family and Darren Wilson himself have released statements, the former calling for peace and asking people to support their call to get body cameras on all police officers. Here are their statements.

The Brown family:

We are profoundly disappointed that the killer of our child will not face the consequence of his actions. While we understand that many others share our pain, we ask that you channel your frustration in ways that will make a positive change. We need to work together to fix the system that allowed this to happen.

Join with us in our campaign to ensure that every police officer working the streets in this country wears a body camera. We respectfully ask that you please keep your protests peaceful. Answering violence with violence is not the appropriate reaction. Let's not make noise, let's make a difference.

Darren Wilson, speaking through representatives:

We recognize that many people will want to second guess the grand jury's decision. We would encourage anyone who wants to express an opinion to do so in a respectful and peaceful manner. On a side note, Officer Wilson would like to thank those who have stood by his side throughout the process. This continued support is appreciated by Officer Wilson and his family.

Moving forward, any commentary on this matter will be done in the appropriate venue and not in the media.

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