Holder heads to Ferguson after subdued protests

Holder heads to Ferguson after subdued protests

Holder heads to Ferguson after subdued protests

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 12:59 PM

   CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has arrived in Missouri to meet with the FBI and other officials carrying out an independent federal investigation into 18-year-old Michael Brown's shooting death.
 
   Holder arrived in St. Louis shortly before 11 a.m. CST Wednesday and was expected to head to nearby Ferguson. He was accompanied by several Justice Department officials, including members of its Civil Rights division.
 
   A white police officer shot Brown on Aug. 9, setting off nightly clashes between police and protesters in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.
 
   A small group of protesters on Wednesday gathered outside the building where a grand jury could begin hearing evidence to determine whether the police officer should be charged in Brown's death.
 
   Holder has promised a thorough federal investigation.
 

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