Dept. of Justice monitoring investigation in Ferguson

Dept. of Justice monitoring investigation in Ferguson

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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 14: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a news conference for a major financial fraud announcement at the Justice Department July 14, 2014 in Washington, DC. Citigroup has agreed to pay the government $7 billion in fines for its misleading investors about some of the mortgage-backed securities sold prior to January 1, 2009. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on August 10, 2014 at 2:42 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 11 at 8:26 AM

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- A spokeswoman says the U.S. Justice Department is monitoring developments in the fatal police shooting of an unarmed St. Louis area teenager.

Police haven’t disclosed the identity of the man killed by police Saturday in Ferguson, but family members say he’s 18-year-old Michael Brown.

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said Sunday at a news conference that the shooting followed an altercation between an officer and two people. Belmar said one person allegedly pushed the officer into his patrol car and assaulted the officer. He said after a struggle, the officer got out of his vehicle and shot at “a subject.”

Justice Department spokeswoman Dena Iverson said Sunday that Attorney General Eric Holder has instructed attorneys in the department’s civil rights division to monitor developments related to the shooting.

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