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Parents of US teenager Michael Brown reject police apology

The parents of the unarmed black teenager gunned down by police in Ferguson in the US have rejected an apology by the city's top cop.

Michael Brown's mother, Lesley McSpadden, said Darren Wilson, the white officer who fired the gun, should instead be arrested.

The 18-year-old's death sparked days of widespread rioting.

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Grandmother 'found teenager's body on street'

The grandmother of a teenager apparently shot dead by police discovered his body lying motionless on the street.

Mike Brown's grandmother Desiree Harris saw the 18-year-old running near her home in St Louis and was expecting him to visit her later on Saturday afternoon.

"When I got up there, my grandson was lying on the pavement. I asked the police what happened. They didn't tell me nothing," she said.

The teenager's mother has described the killing as "wrong and cold-hearted", while his stepfather held a sign claiming it was an execution.

Angry demonstrations have been held in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting.

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