More drug cases involving Ferguson officer dropped

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Posted: Oct 28, 2014 3:45 PM

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A review by county prosecutors of drug arrests involving the Ferguson police officer who killed an unarmed, black 18-year-old in a separate incident has led to the dismissal of a half-dozen felony cases.

A spokesman for St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch said Tuesday that six felony drug cases involving Officer Darren Wilson won't be prosecuted, primarily because Wilson missed several court appearances after going into hiding following Michael Brown's early August death.

The dropped cases include a felony marijuana possession charge against 28-year-old Christopher A. Brooks that was thrown out on Monday after a judge had agreed to put the case on hold when Wilson missed a late September preliminary hearing.

Wilson had received a Ferguson City Council commendation for his role in Brooks' arrest.