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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National Guard role in Ferguson 'limited in scope'

The command of the National Guard in Ferguson, Missouri will fall under the state highway patrol and will be limited in scope, Missouri State Highway Patrol Superintendent Colonel Ronald Replogle told a press conference.

"They will be tasked with protecting the unified command centre that we now stand in. That will free up law enforcement resources to protect the peaceful protesters," said Supt. Col. Replogle.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Superintendent Colonel Ronald Replogle Credit: Reuters

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