Cheryl Mimura, a spokeswoman for the FBI's St. Louis field office, says the agency opened an investigation Monday into possible civil rights violations arising from the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Police say Brown was shot multiple times Saturday in a scuffle with an officer in Ferguson.This follows two days of protests surrounding the shooting of Brown:
The acrimony briefly resurfaced about 8:30 p.m. as demonstrators again swarmed the street chanting, “We Are Michael Brown” as wary police officers stood nearby with assault rifles.Tensions continued to bubble over during a memorial gathering last night:
At one point, residents held up their hands, saying, “Don’t shoot me!” as police officers with barking dogs tried to keep order.
Approximately 100 protesters then went to the street outside Ferguson police headquarters and chanted, “No Justice! No Peace!”
At least two officers suffered injuries and 32 people were arrested after a prayer vigil for an 18-year-old killed by a Ferguson police officer escalated into rioting and looting Sunday night in Ferguson, Missouri.
Brian Schellman, with the St. Louis County Police Department, said close to 300 police officers from at least 15 different departments were called to Ferguson when angry mobs began smashing windows, setting fires and looting businesses in the area.