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Ferguson chief’s march with protesters fails to quell discord, mistrust over police shooting

By Jim Suhr


In this frame grab provided Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 by Devin James Group is Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Tom Jackson during a video apology to the community of Ferguson and the family of Michael Brown. Jackson said Brown’s body remained on the street for too long after he was killed. (AP Photo/Devin James Group)
 (AP Photo/Devin James Group)

FERGUSON, Mo. _ The Ferguson police chief’s attempt to march with protesters demanding charges in the killing of an unarmed, black 18-year-old by a white officer still erupted into a clash that activists are blaming on police missteps.

The trouble Thursday night came hours after Police Chief Tom Jackson released a videotaped apology to the family of Michael Brown, who was shot Aug. 9 by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson.

A county grand jury is weighing whether to indict Wilson, and the Justice Department is investigating whether Brown’s civil rights were violated.

Thursday’s unrest occurred two days after some residents and protesters complained the St. Louis suburb’s police did little to douse a fire that destroyed a makeshift memorial for Brown.

Charles Wade of Austin, Texas, says marchers appeared largely unmoved by Jackson’s apology

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