Michael Brown Shooting

Mo. Gov. Who Set Curfew Blames Ferguson Police Chief For Violence

It rained last night, which is like nature's curfew

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The governor of Missouri, Jay Nixon, on Sunday effectively blamed the local police chief in Ferguson for the renewed violence in the city at the weekend after the fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager by a patrol officer a week earlier.

Nixon condemned the release by the local Ferguson force on Friday ofsecurity camera footage and a police report that implicated Michael Brown, 18, in a petty theft at a convenience store a few minutes before he was shot dead. The US Department of Justice, which is leading a civil-rights investigation into the killing, also made it clear at the weekend that it had opposed publication of the pictures.