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.