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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Missouri teen was shot 'in a back to front direction'

A lawyer representing the family of an unarmed teenager shot dead by police in Ferguson Missouri has accused the police of shooting him in the back of the head.

Lawyer Daryl Parks said the shot to apex of Michael Brown's head was the 'kill shot.' Credit: Pool

At a news conference, lawyer Daryl Parks said: "They show that the direction of the bullet was in a back to front direction."

He added that the first shot which he was calling "the kill shot" was at the apex of 18-year-old Michael Brown's head and had caused severe damage.

He said a second shot had entered through the top of his head and come out of the eye area.

"That's very important," he said. "Because it shows a back to front for both of them and it supports what the witnesses said about him trying to surrender."

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