STATEMENT BY NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK (NAN) REGARDING THE ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (DOJ) THAT DARREN WILSON HAS BEEN CLEARED OF CIVIL RIGHTS CHARGES—
“National Action Network, the civil rights organization led by civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton, is deeply disappointed with the decision by the DOJ that they have cleared Officer Darren Wilson of civil rights charges in the death of Michael Brown. From the day Michael Brown was killed, NAN has stood with the Brown family in the pursuit of justice
We hope that the Justice Department’s finding that the Ferguson Police Department had a pattern and practice that violates the First, Fourth, and 14th Amendments of the Constitution, will result in an overhaul of the department.
We will not be discouraged as we continue to fight for the family of Eric Garner a as they await the decision in the federal investigation of his death. We will continue to push for legislation and policies that protect the rights of all citizens. As Martin Luther King Jr. said “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.” We will continue to fight until we see that change come.”