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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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Mother: US teen shot by police 'did not deserve to die'

An unarmed teenager shot dead in Missouri by a police officer "did not deserve to die", his mother told a news conference. Protests were sparked after Michael Brown, 18, was shot on Saturday. Lesley McSpadden, broke down, telling reporters:

It's my first-born son. I just wish I could have been there to help him. He didn't deserve it.

– Lesley McSpadden

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