St. Louis County prosecutors are investigating a social media post that claimed to have inside information from the grand jury investigating the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. “I know someone sitting on the grand jury of this case. There isn't enough at this point to warrant an arrest,” a person using the Twitter handle @thesusannichols claimed yesterday. “This is in the realm of rumor and speculation,” cautioned Peter Joy of the Washington University School of Law's Criminal Justice Clinic. “If I were a betting person, I would assume that this is just some person who made up something out of thin air.”
St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch said his office was investigating, adding, “I'd be shocked if a member of the grand jury said anything.” The @thesusannichols account, including tweets that spanned five years, was deleted, said Vicki McGill, one of the recipients of the original message. She said she probably received the tweet because she has been keeping a running tally of the days without an arrest since Brown's death.