Drug case dropped over Ferguson officer no-show

Chris Brooks
Chris Brooks leaves the St. Louis County courthouse on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 in Clayton, Mo. Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown, received commendations for his actions in a 2013 case involving Brooks. A judge approved a request by county prosecutors Monday for a St. Louis County grand jury to review the Brooks case involving Wilson. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Christian Gooden)

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A felony drug case involving the Ferguson police officer who killed an unarmed 18-year-old in a separate incident has been dismissed after the officer twice failed to appear in court.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (bit.ly/1tdq22A ) reports that a St. Louis County judge on Monday dismissed a felony marijuana possession charge against 28-year-old Christopher A. Brooks. The judge had agreed to put the case on hold after officer Darren Wilson missed a late September preliminary hearing.
Wilson also didn’t appear before a grand jury in the Brooks case, an alternative that Associate Circuit Judge Mary Bruntrager Schroder signed off on at the previous hearing.
Wilson received a Ferguson City Council commendation in February for his role in Brooks’ arrest one year earlier
Defense attorney Nick Zotos said his client was “roughed up” by Wilson and also questioned whether his actions merited special recognition.


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