FBI continuing investigation into death of Michael Brown

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by Adam McDonald / KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 15 at 10:37 PM

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com staff) – The FBI released a statement Friday saying they are continuing their investigation into the death of Michael Brown and are asking for the public’s cooperation.

In the statement, the FBI says they can “confirm that FBI agents, working together with attorneys from the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and US Attorney’s office, have already conducted several interviews of witnesses on the scene at the time of the shooting.”

Officials with the bureau say they will be canvassing the neighborhood where the shooting took place to identify anyone who may have information related to the incident.

Cheryl Mimura, a spokeswoman for the FBI's St. Louis field office, says the agency opened an investigation Monday into possible civil rights violations arising from the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Police say Brown was shot multiple times Saturday in a scuffle with an officer in Ferguson, but witnesses have said Brown was shot while trying to surrender to police.

Mimura noted that the FBI would be investigating such a shooting regardless of the public attention.

Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at (800)-CALL-FBI, option 4.  (1-800-225-5324).

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