Scrutiny of police response increases in Ferguson
FERGUSON, MO - Police and politicians in the St. Louis suburb where a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager have vowed to reach across the divide in a community in search of answers.
In the streets of Ferguson, though, the polite dialogue heard at community forums is nowhere to be found.
Instead, officers in riot gear have clashed with people protesting the death of Michael Brown.
Wednesday saw more confrontations, and two reporters said they were detained by police before being released. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported about 10 people had been arrested, including St. Louis Alderman Antonio French, who has chronicled the protests on social media.
Residents have complained about what they called a heavy-handed police presence, while County Police Chief Jon Belmar says his officers have shown restraint.
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