Drug case dropped over Ferguson officer no-show

AP News
Posted: Oct 27, 2014 4:37 PM

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