Calm returns to Ferguson as shooting probe continues
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 01:01
Small crowds stage largely peaceful protests over the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, the calmest night since riots erupted over the racially charged killing. Linda So reports.
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Calm returned to the streets of Ferguson, Missouri overnight. Police say protests over the shooting death of Michael Brown remained mostly peaceful. The calmest night since riots erupted over the racially charged killing almost two weeks ago. SOUNDBITE: RON JOHNSON, MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL CAPTAIN, SAYING: "There were no Molotov cocktails tonight no fires no shooting. No confrontations." But police did make several arrests and at least one officer was hit by a bottle. Attorney General Eric Holder met with Brown's parents on Wednesday and promised to conduct a thorough investigation. A grand jury also began hearing evidence in the case. Many protesters demanding charges against Officer Darren Wilson who shot and killed the unarmed black teen. SOUNDBITE: UNIDENTIFIED PROTESTER SAYING: "Get him behind bars and if he doesn't it's probably going to be hectic out here." It could take weeks for a grand jury to determine whether charges will be filed against the officer.
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