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St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell said legislators need to take a hard look at laws that offer protection against prosecution for police officers that regular citizens aren’t afforded.
It marked the third time prosecutors investigated and opted not to charge Darren Wilson, the white officer who fatally shot Brown, a Black 18-year-old, on Aug. 9, 2014.
The bill passed after nearly two months of difficult negotiations that followed Floyd's death on May 25 and the ensuing unrest that spread around the world over police brutality and racism.
A former police officer, Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son Travis, 34, are charged with murder and aggravated assault.
Studies have shown that Black Americans are much more likely to be killed by police, even though more whites — who make up a larger portion of the population — are killed.