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Brown Case To Go To Grand Jury As Holder Arrives In Ferguson

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After more than a week of intense protests, the Michael Brown shooting case will begin to get examination by local and federal authorities. A spokesman for St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCullough announced the grand jury would begin on Wednesday.

"We are going to attempt to start giving evidence to the grand jury (Wednesday), depending upon the ability to get the witnesses in and the witnesses showing up,” spokesman Ed Magee said.

The case will be handled by the attorney regularly assigned to the grand jury, not McCullough. United States Attorney General Eric Holder will also be in Ferguson on Wednesday.

“At a time when so much may seem uncertain, the people of Ferguson can have confidence that the Justice Department intends to learn — in a fair and thorough manner — exactly what happened,” Holder said in an editorial on

Holder says more than 40 FBI agents and some of the most experienced members of the Civil Rights Division have been dispatched to Ferguson.

In his editorial, Holder continued President Obama's theme of emphasizing peaceful protests—as well as speaking about the role law enforcement can play in making sure that happens.

“Good law enforcement requires forging bonds of trust between the police and the public. This trust is all-important, but it is also fragile. It requires that force be used in appropriate ways,” Holder said.

Brown, 18, was killed by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. The unarmed teen's death has resulted in nearly two weeks of protests, including some rioting and looting as well as nightly standoffs between police and protesters.

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