CLAYTON, Mo. (KMOV.om) -- The "Justice For Michael Brown Leadership Coalition" obtained 70,000 signatures calling for the removal of St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch from the Michael Brown case.
Leaders of that group brought the signatures to Clayton Thursday morning.
McCulloch has said repeatedly he has no plans on stepping down, forcing Governor Nixon to either appoint a special prosecutor or leave McCulloch at the helm.
McCulloch began presenting evidence to the grand jury on Wednesday in the case of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed Michael Brown, who was unarmed at the time. McCulloch said he does not expect the case to be resolved before mid-October. He said he wants every piece of paper, photograph and piece of evidence available to the jury before they make a decision.
McCulloch said the grand jury will continue with their regular case load and will be presented evidence and information in the Ferguson case as it becomes available. After the jurors complete their regular case load, they will become a special grand jury responsible only for the Ferguson case.
In response that, McCulloch released the following statement:
I appreciate and understand the concerns of those who honestly believe that I cannot or will not be fair to all in the gathering and presentation of the evidence pertaining to the tragic death of Michael Brown. Although I understand the concerns, and do not take lightly the demands that I recuse myself from this case, I also recognize that I have a responsibility to the family of Michael Brown, the people of Ferguson and the entire community.