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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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Killing was 'a blatant assassination'

The killing of Michael Brown was "a blatant assassination," Ty Pruitt, the cousin of the black teenager shot by a police officer in Missouri, told Good Morning Britain, after an autopsy revealed he was shot six times, twice in the head.

Mr Pruitt said: "My question is, as far as policemen go, your training tells you to first stun, that's why you carry a stun gun...if he was that much of a threat, why didn't you just stun him, then subdue him?"

Unrest sparked by Mr Brown's death is ongoing in Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis.

Mr Pruitt called for the peaceful protesters to "stand firm," but said to the looters and "the people who provoke violence - 'Go home...every time the cops have to come out and deal with you it pushes my cousin's case backwards.'"

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