Title:MISSOURI-SHOOTING/OFFICER Justice Department said ready to clear Ferguson officer - N.Y. Times
Date:21st January 2015
Summary:VARIOUS OF PREACHER AND MOURNERS DURING SERVICE
Embargoed:5th February 2015 12:00
Story Text: The U.S. Justice Department is about to close the investigation into the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, and clear the white police officer involved of any civil rights charges, the New York Times reported on Wednesday (January 21).
The paper quoted law enforcement officials as saying federal prosecutors had begun work on a legal memo recommending no civil rights charges against the officer, Darren Wilson, after an FBI investigation found no evidence to support the charges against him.
It would close the case of 18-year-old Michael Brown, whose death in August led to months of nationwide protests and sparked a debate on police use of force.
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