US attorney general visits Missouri town for meetings on fatal shooting
Published on Aug 21, 2014 10:06 AM
FERGUSON (REUTERS) - US Attorney General Eric Holder met with community members in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday and vowed a thorough civil rights probe into the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager that has set off 11 nights of racially charged unrest.
Holder, the first African-American to head the Justice Department, met with students and then community leaders at a community college during a visit to Ferguson for a briefing on a Justice Department investigation into the Aug 9 killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
He later met privately with Brown's parents at the St. Louis US Attorney's Office, but no details of that session were immediately available.
Also on Wednesday, a grand jury investigating the fatal shooting began hearing evidence in the case.
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