While I believe the prosecutor threw the case, this would be just as much of a sham.
What would help is to have an independent body responsible for investigating and, if necessary, prosecuting cases of police shootings and brutalities. As it currently stands we are asking prosecutors to bring cases against police they work with and whose cooperation they need on a daily basis. Unless the cop in question is hated by the Force there is hardly any chance of indictment.
Even if a shooting is justified people aren't going to trust the call under the current system.
The whole thing is a farce..black v white..white v black..
White Grand Jury..Lets him off..
Black Grand Jury..No he was murdered..
"The law is reason, free from passion."
But I believe a properly put together GJ and an outside Prosecutor would have resulted in an indictment. As for any following trial? I don't know. I am more concerned about the integrity of the system then the results of any particular case.