The grand jury examining the case of the shooting death of a black teen, Michael Brown, by a while police officer in Ferguson, Missouri on Aug. 9 is primarly comprised of white jurors, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday.
The panel comprises one black man, two black women; and six white men and three white women. The details of the jury were reportedly provided by Paul Fox, director of judicial administration for St. Louis County Circuit Court.
This means that the panel of jurors, who will decide whether charges should be brought over the shooting, is 68 percent white, while 67 percent the residents of Ferguson, Missouri, where the shooting took place, are black, according to reports.
Fox also said, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, that a hearing has been scheduled for Monday by Judge Carolyn Whittington to request the release of more details about the the grand jury. The details would reportedly include the age, hometown or zip code of the jurors.
According to St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert P. McCulloch, the grand jury, which began its term in May, was set to complete its service in September, but its term could be extended until the case concludes, which is expected to happen in October.
The grand jury will decide whether the shooting of Brown was a crime and “whether there is probable cause to believe the defendant committed it,” the Missouri attorney general's office said.
Police officials reportedly said that Brown was shot multiple times after being confronted by Wilson. The incident triggered violence in Ferguson for days as as demonstrators protested, looted and vandalized the streets of the city, prompting police to use tear gas and rubber bullets. Friday night saw peaceful protests as about 50 demonstrators returned to the streets, while police officers made no arrests.