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Attorney General Eric Holder Arrives in Ferguson

Updated: 08/20/2014 11:56 AM
Created: 08/20/2014 11:00 AM KAALtv.com

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has arrived in Missouri to meet with the FBI and other officials carrying out an independent federal investigation into 18-year-old Michael Brown's shooting death.

Holder arrived in St. Louis shortly before 11 a.m. CST Wednesday and was expected to head to nearby Ferguson. He was accompanied by several Justice Department officials, including members of its Civil Rights division.

A white police officer shot Brown on Aug. 9, setting off nightly clashes between police and protesters in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

A small group of protesters on Wednesday gathered outside the building where a grand jury could begin hearing evidence to determine whether the police officer should be charged in Brown's death.

Holder has promised a thorough federal investigation.

Photo: Associated Press