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Ferguson Officials to Release Name of Cop Who Shot Michael Brown

As tensions cool after days of protests

Police on Friday will release the name of the officer who shot and killed an unarmed teenager in a St. Louis suburb last weekend, touching off days of unrest. Ferguson, Missouri, Police Chief Tom Jackson said the name would be made public Friday morning.

Michael Brown, 18, was shot and killed Saturday after a confrontation with a Ferguson patrol officer. The shooting — and the decision to withhold the officer’s name — sparked days of protests and rioting on the small city’s streets.

“We need to get justice in this case,” Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Friday…

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