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 release CCTV footage of Brown's alleged robbery

Police have released CCTV footage to demonstrate that Michael Brown was a robbery suspect before he was shot dead by police.

The images show a well-built man confronting a store employee. Credit: REUTERS/Ferguson Police Department

The images appear to show Brown confronting a store employee.

Police said they have only released them after receiving "several freedom of information requests" from journalists.

The images show a well-built man confronting a store employee. Credit: REUTERS/Ferguson Police Department

Michael Brown had become a suspect in the theft of cigars from a store only minutes before he was shot dead by the police, reports claim.

But police said that the officer who shot him had no idea 18-year-old Brown was a robbery suspect and he simply wanted him to move from the road to the pavement.

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