Attorney General Holder directs department to monitor Ferguson shooting
(CNN) -Justice Department lawyers are monitoring the local investigation into the police shooting of a teenager in a suburb of St. Louis.
Justice Department spokeswoman Dena Iverson said: “Attorney General Holder has instructed attorneys in the Civil Rights Division to monitor developments related to the shooting incident in Ferguson, MO.”
The FBI said Sunday it is assisting the St Louis County police in its investigation and will review the findings of the local investigation.
Some community members have called for a federal investigation of the shooting. Federal authorities typically await completion of the local investigation before deciding whether federal action is needed.