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(CNN) - Grand jury proceedings are secret, and when no indictment is handed down - as was the case for Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson - the files remain locked up.
But in an unusual step after a grand jury deliberation, transcripts of testimony that jurors heard considering Michael Brown's death have been released to the public.
Late Monday night, officials made available 24 volumes of material, covering 23 meetings that the grand jury held between August 20 and November 21.
A CNN team is going through all of the court documents. Here's what has emerged so far from that review:
(CNN) – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered additional resources to Ferguson and the region "to prevent a repetition of the lawlessness experienced overnight," he told reporters Tuesday. "The National Guard presence will be ramped up significantly," he said.