COUNTRY CLUB HILLS, MO (KMOV.com) – Community leaders hosted a gathering Sunday in Country Club Hills, Missouri, calling for the arrest of Officer Darren Wilson.
“All we asked for was a fair, transparent process and 57 days later this family has gotten everything but that,” said Attorney Anthony Gray.
Speaking to a crowd of about 50 people, Gray and other community leaders said they wanted Officer Wilson arrested immediately.
“If you look at [Brown’s] father, you see the pain, you see the anguish on his face,” said another leader, Pastor Carlton Lee of the Flood Christian Church in Country Club Hills. “You don’t even know how many sleepless nights he has had and yet all they are asking for is for justice to be served.”
Lee also made a special request during the gathering saying, “Officer Wilson, if you are watching, we ask that you do the manly thing and turn yourself in. I could respect you more as a man if you just turn yourself in.”
A grand jury has been reviewing evidence in the case for weeks to determine if criminal charges are warranted.
“We think, at this point, the grand jury should be scrapped and that charges should be issued,” said Gray. “That’s justice in the system.”
Organizers of the gathering are now trying to meet with other community members on Thursday at 5:00 p.m. outside the Ferguson Police Department for a candlelight vigil.