Statement from St. Louis County Police on Ferguson investigation

Statement from St. Louis County Police on Ferguson investigation

Credit: KMOV

A large crowd gathered at the Ferguson Police Department after an officer-involved shooting Saturday afternoon which killed an 18-year-old man.

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Posted on August 10, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 11 at 8:27 AM

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The St. Louis County Police Department issued the following statement on their Facebook page Sunday afternoon.

"In reference to the Ferguson Police Department shooting which occurred yesterday, we are investigating the incident like any other criminal investigation. There is no conflict of interest as none of our officers were involved and we have been asked to handle this investigation by Ferguson Police Department for that very reason.

Chief Belmar and the St. Louis County Police will be conducting a full investigation. The results of our investigation will be forwarded to the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office who will decide on criminal charges.

The FBI will be contacted today and notified of the incident. If they choose, they may conduct a separate use-of-force investigation on this incident directly with the Ferguson Police Department.

We understand the response this incident has garnered and would like everyone to understand a lot of articles and replies have a lot of sensationalism spread throughout. We, like you, were not present when the incident occurred. We are investigating it and that is our only involvement with the shooting.

We are sorry that a young man lost his life and ask all to give their condolences to the family along with their thoughts and prayers. We are investigating this incident as we would any other shooting. There is no bias or favoritism applied as we are an outside agency and were not involved.

Please keep watching this page for more information to come on this incident."

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