INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Reverend Charles Harrison with the Ten Point Coalition is anxiously awaiting a grand jury’s decision 250 miles away. The jury must decide if Ferguson, Missouri Police Officer Darren Wilson will face charges for shooting and killing unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
In August, shortly after the shooting. there were days of unrest in the town. Since then, large crowds have held protests demanding that Wilson face criminal charges. It’s estimated that the grand jury’s decision could come down any day.
In anticipation of the decision, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard.
Harrison has received information that there could be several protests here in Indianapolis if Wilson does not face charges in the shooting. Harrison has mobilized 100 people to help keep tempers down here in Indy the moment the announcement comes down.
Despite having groups ready to calm any tensions, Harrison hopes they are not needed.
“We have such good relations with the police department, and we have a [good] feel for the people,” said Harrison.