Wesley Bell stuns Bob McCulloch, who held the post for nearly three decades, including during the police killing of an unarmed black teen

When Wesley Bell declared victory in the battle to become St Louis county prosecutor last month, it came just two days before the region came together once again to honor the life of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager killed by a white police officer, sparking months of protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

Bell’s win was a stunning upset that has pushed the previous prosecutor and fellow Democrat, Bob McCulloch, from an office he had held for nearly three decades. With no Republican challenger, Bell is now a shoo-in for the post.

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