Ferguson fronts court for first time since Michael Brown shooting Video: Read Michael Brown’s lawyer’s statements before the grand jury
The video was taken on a cellphone camera at the spot where Brown was shot by police officer Darren Wilson.
Brown was selling loose quarters to a black woman.
But the shooting was recorded as police tried to find him.
A Ferguson police spokesman told CNN that Wilson used his gun to “protect himself”.
Prosecutors said Wilson used “inadequate” force.
“He was charged with voluntary ma바카라사이트nslaughter after the video revealed his actions,” a prosecutor said, adding that Wilson was not charged with any “involuntary manslaughter” but should have been charged with second-degree murder.
The video was recorded on October 10. On it was recorded by video cameras at the corner of N. 15th St and Grand St in Ferguson, a suburb in St Louis County.
Brown’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, called for calm in the wake of the shooting.
The Ferguson police department said it would not comment on the footage until it had been released, but told local media: “No matter how you view the material, there is video and they do not have access to it.”
“We will continue our own investigation.”
St Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch on Thursday said Wilson did not have a right to use lethal force against Brown.
He said he did not believe Wilson acted within his legal rights and that he was justified in shooting Brown to “end his life”.
The grand jury has been hearing evidence since early Wednesday, and Brown’s family, including his 12-year-old sister, have said they will not participate in it.
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption The BBC’s Samira Kaseen reports from Ferguson on the shooting
On Wednesday night, Brown’s parents came before a grand jury for the first time, bringing their own demands to the trial.
They said that they needed to see police videotaped all over their son’s body, videos taken after the shooting and interviews with witnesses.
During Wednesday’s hearings, the family’s lawyer, Anthony Gray, urged Wilson not to be charged with second-degree murder.
Wilson has pleaded not guilty to charges in the case.
Brown’s family has said he was shot after he allegedly resisted officers’ attempts to make a move on Brow