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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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Police name officer who fatally shot Michael Brown

Police have named Darren Wilson as the officer who fatally shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Missouri.

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson made the announcement at a press conference.

The shooting of Michael Brown has led to racial tension in Ferguson, Missouri. Credit: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Jackson also released documents that claim the teen was killed after a robbery in which he was suspected of stealing a $48.99 (£29) box of cigars.

Ferguson police had previously withheld the name of the officer involved citing security concerns.

The shooting of the black 18 year old has led to racial tensions and protests in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson where Brown was killed.

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