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Police Not Releasing Name of Cop in Missouri Teen Shooting

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:45:59 +0000

iStock/Thinkstock(FERGUSON, Mo.) -- The police officer being investigated for the shooting death of unarmed Missouri teen Michael Brown will not be identified due to concerns over his safety, Ferguson police said on Tuesday.

Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson said there had been death threats made against the officer involved in the shooting, in which Brown, 18, was shot multiple times Saturday afternoon.

The chief had originally planned to release the name on Tuesday at a 1 p.m. press conference, but said he now hopes to release it once tensions in the town calm down.

Jackson's decision comes despite a call on Monday from Brown's father, Michael Brown Sr., to identify the officer who shot his son several times, killing him.

“This person’s got to pay for this,” Brown's father said.

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