UPDATE 3:55PM ET: The District Attorney’s Office says the grandy jury’s decision will not be announced any earlier than 4:15 CT and will likely be tonight.

The grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri has reportedly reached a decision on whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson. The district attorney is expected to hold a press conference to announce the decision later today.

We will have live coverage for the rest of the day including live feeds which will be posted shortly.

Stay with us and we will have more information as soon as it’s available.

In the meantime, police have arrested protest organizer Bassem Masri on outstanding warrant charges:

Protestors staged a mock lynching outside of the courthouse where the grand jury is meeting:

Also, some Ferguson area schools have already announced they will be closed Monday and Tuesday of next week in addition to planned Thanksgiving vacation days of Wednesday – Friday.

The FBI has sent at least 100 agents to the Ferguson area ahead of the expected decision:

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency in Missouri and activated the National Guard to be called upon if needed to keep the peace in Ferguson.

Michael Brown was shot and killed by Wilson back in August after an altercation. Brown had allegedly just robbed a recent convenience store when he was approached by Officer Wilson on an unrelated issue.

Witness accounts vary on what happened next. Some witnesses say that Wilson gunned down Brown as he held his hands up and tried to surrender. Other accounts, including the one provided by Wilson, say that Brown attacked Wilson and tried to gain control of his firearm. Wilson did suffer injuries which would seem to indicate he was physically attacked.

Mass protests that lasted for weeks occurred following the shooting. The case was turned over to a grand jury to decide if Wilson should face charges in the incident.

Wilson is reportedly planning on resigning from the department following the announcement of the grand jury decision.

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