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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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Johnson 'won't allow safety to be disrupted' in Ferguson

The man in charge of overseeing security in Ferguson, Missouri said that he would not allow "criminal elements" to impact the safety and security of the community, after nights of unrest over the shooting of an unarmed teenager by a police officer.

"We will not allow those elements to disrupt or impact the soul of this community," Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson told a conference.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson Credit: Reuters

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