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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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US teen killing 'should give rise to new understanding'

This inquiry into the death of US teenager Michael Brown will take time to complete, Attorney General Eric Holder has said, as he visits Ferguson, Missouri in the aftermath of several nights of violence. In a statement, Mr Holder said:

Our investigation into this matter will be full, it will be fair, and it will be independent. And beyond the investigation itself, we will work with the police, civil rights leaders, and members of the public to ensure that this tragedy can give rise to new understanding - and robust action - aimed at bridging persistent gaps between law enforcement officials and the communities we serve.

– Eric Holder, US Attorney General

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