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FBI Will Now Oversee Ferguson Protests, Operations - Update: FBI Says KSDK Report is Wrong

Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 11:26:40 am

In a pretty obvious indictment of the heavy-handed tactics of the St. Louis County and Ferguson police departments, the FBI will now be taking over the investigation into the shooting of Michael Brown, as well as overseeing all operations and protests. KSDK has the details:

FERGUSON, Mo. - NewsChannel 5 has learned the FBI will now take over a large part of the investigation into the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

The FBI will oversee all operations, protests and other activities in Ferguson.

Local police agencies, including St. Louis County police will now operate under the direction of the FBI.

UPDATE at 8/14/14 11:53:52 am by Charles Johnson

But hang on, folks -- it looks like KSDK may have gotten this one wrong:

FBI St. Louis Field Office spox Cheryl Mimura says the FBI has its civil rights investigation, but that's it. Not taking over local invest.

— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) August 14, 2014

FBI spox said no one from KSDK spoke w her, doesn't know why they're reporting this, it's not true: http://t.co/NXw25HveYr Cc: @FarrahFazal

— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) August 14, 2014