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Sharpton calls for federal prosecution in Ferguson

October 31, 2014

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton returned to St. Louis Friday to renew calls for the federal prosecution of a white police officer who shot and killed a black 18-year-old in Ferguson.

A grand jury’s deliberations about whether to indict Darren Wilson in Michael Brown’s killing are expected to be complete by mid-November. The U.S. Justice Department is also investigating whether Wilson violated Brown’s civil rights and conducting a broad investigation of police in the St. Louis area.

Sharpton returned to New York after meeting with Brown’s parents and local activists.

Sharpton’s breakfast speech was followed by a training of volunteer “justice disciples” to monitor the police response to anticipated protests over the upcoming grand jury decision.

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