FBI launches investigation into shooting death of unarmed black teen
Monday, August 11, 2014 - 01:15
The FBI will assist police in St. Louis County investigating the shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen shot by a police officer. Linda So reports.
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For the second day running, protesters take to the streets, demanding justice for Michael Brown. The unarmed black teen was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri over the weekend. Tensions were running high outside the St. Louis Police Department as hundreds of demonstrators confronted police in riot gear. This after a violent night when looters ransacked dozens of stores and vandalized businesses. Smoke rose from a burned out convenience store destroyed by angry rioters. SOUNDBITE: ST. LOUIS COUNTY POLICE CHIEF JON BELMAR, SAYING: "There were thousands of calls last night everything ranging from shots fired to burglaries to destruction of properties to assault. It is a miracle however that nobody actually got shot last night." Police announced the FBI will launch a parallel investigation looking for any civil rights violations in the case. Meanwhile, the victim's family has hired the same lawyer who represented the family of Trayvon Martin. Brown's mother says her son was getting ready to go to college and was visiting his grandmother the day of the incident. Police say Brown was shot after a struggle over a gun in a police car. The officer, who has not been identified, has been placed on paid leave.
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