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Ferguson Authorities Withhold Name of Officer Responsible for Slain Teen

As authorities and civilians continue to collide in Ferguson, a suburban area of St. Louis, Missouri; the Ferguson Police Department has decide not to release the name of the officer responsible for slaying unarmed teen Michael Brown on August 9th, citing concerns for the safety of the officer.

According to a statement made by Timothy Zoll, a spokesman for the department, to the Washington Post; a name will not be released at this time due to threats  made against Ferguson police officers on social media sites.

Since the tragic shooting , residents have struggled for facts regarding the events that led up to the fatal shooting . The FBI  has officially stepped in to assist in investigating the case, after local police released tear gas and rubber bullets on civilians and media alike last night following various protests that have erupted throughout the city.

 

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