Grand Jury To Begin Hearing Evidence On Ferguson Shooting

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A grand jury meets today to begin hearing evidence about the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson, to decide whether Wilson will face charges for Brown's death.

Also today, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will be in Ferguson to meet with FBI and other officials who are carrying out an independent investigation of the shooting death, which has sparked more than a week of chaotic confrontations between protesters and heavily-armed police.

Demonstrations last night resulted in 47 arrests, but less violence than in recent days, prompting Missouri State Police Captain Ronald Johnson to hold a 2:30 a.m. press conference where he told crowds that there has been "a turning point made."

The Washington Post's Chico Harlan is in Ferguson and talks to Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson about the latest there.


This segment aired on August 20, 2014.


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