Ferguson officials to meet with Justice Department

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Ferguson Mayor James Knowles.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – City leaders in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson will meet Tuesday with U.S. Department of Justice officials to discuss a federal investigation of the police department stemming from the August shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer.

A person in Ferguson city government with knowledge of the meeting confirmed it was happening but would not say where or when. The person was not authorized to release the information and asked not to be identified.

The Justice Department is expected to criticize the Ferguson police department in a report about its practices but the officer, Darren Wilson, is not expected to face federal civil rights charges. A St. Louis County grand jury in November declined to indict Wilson on any state charges related to the death of Michael Brown.

By JIM SALTER, Associated Press

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