Ferguson Policeman's Name Revealed

    People line up in the street during a peaceful demonstration, as communities react to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri August 14, 2014. Missouri's governor Jay Nixon moved on Thursday to calm days of racially charged protests over the police shooting of Brown, an unarmed black teenager, naming the African-American captain of the Highway Patrol Ron Johnson to oversee security in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.  REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTR42HTM

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    Speaking at a press conference Friday, the Ferguson, Missouri, police chief revealed that the name of the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown is Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran with no disciplinary record. The police had held out for nearly a week before revealing the name of the officer. The police also said that the officer was responding to a robbery that took place nearby. “A lot of the stakeholders had a big meeting conversation yesterday,” Chief Jackson told a St. Louis television station, “and then yesterday evening, and we made the determination that today is the day.”

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