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Federal probe into Ferguson shooting is proceeding, Eric Holder says
Federal probe into Ferguson shooting is proceeding, Eric Holder says

FBI and Justice Department investigators from St. Louis and Washington have already spoken with key witnesses who saw a police officer shoot an unarmed teenager during a confrontation last weekend in Ferguson, Mo., Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. said Thursday. He said the Justice Department is pushing ahead with a possible federal criminal prosecution in the slaying of 18-year-old Michael Brown, saying it would be “thorough and fair,” but cautioning that the review would “take time to conduct.” Though Holder did not discuss the substance of the witness interviews, his statement was a sharp departure from the silence of local officials who have refused to discuss...

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