Justice Dept. Broadens Investigation Of Michael Brown Shooting

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The U.S. Justice Department is broadening its investigation of what went wrong in Ferguson, Missouri last month when a white police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old.

Investigators will look beyond just the shooting itself and examine policing practices in Ferguson, where the population is 70 percent African-American, but the police force is predominantly white.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon lifted a state of emergency for Ferguson yesterday, nearly one month after Brown's death sparked widespread protests.

John Gaskin, a member of the NAACP board of directors from St. Louis, joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss.


This segment aired on September 4, 2014.


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