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Governor rejects fresh probe into Ferguson killing despite civil unrest

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The Missouri governor has rejected calls for the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson to be re-examined.

On Monday a grand jury ruled that white police officer Darren Wilson would not be charged for the killing of the 18-year-old.

The decision sparked two days of rioting in St Louis and 12 other cities. including Boston, New York and Los Angeles.

The family of the dead teenager say they are “crushed” by the ruling, which has led to a nationwide debate on relations between the black community and security services.

More than 2,200 National Guard have since been deployed to the suburb in response to the unrest.

There are concerns that the release of a video showing the killing of a 12-year-black boy by a police officer in a park in Cleveland last Saturday, will lead to yet more violent disturbances.

Tamir Rice was pointing an object which resembled a weapon when the police arrived and shot him.

Tamir was unarmed at the time.

A grand jury is due to hear evidence before reaching a decision on whether to charge the officer concerned.

The Missouri governor has rejected calls for a new grand jury to re-examine the fatal shooting of unarmed, black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson.

On Monday a grand jury ruled that white police officer Darren Wilson would not be charged for the killing of the 18-year-old.

The decision sparked two days of rioting in St Louis and 12 other cities. including Boston, New York and Los Angeles.

The family of the dead teenager say they are “crushed” by the ruling, which has led to a nationwide debate on relations between the black community and security services.

More than 2,200 National Guard have since been deployed to the suburb in response to the unrest.

There are concerns that the release of a video showing the killing of a 12-year-black boy by a
police officer in a park in Cleveland last Saturday, will lead to yet more violent disturbances.

Tamir Rice was pointing an object which resembled a weapon when the police arrived and shot him.

Tamir was unarmed at the time.

A grand jury is due to hear evidence before reaching a decision on whether to charge the officer concerned.