Police Won't Release Name of Officer Who Shot Teen Out of Concern for His Safety

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Aug. 12 2014 12:41 PM

Police Won't Release Name of Officer Who Shot Teen Out of Concern for His Safety

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From Monday in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Ferguson, Missouri, police won't release the name of the officer who killed Michael Brown because of "threats," the Washington Post's Marc Berman reports:

Timothy Zoll, a spokesman for the Ferguson Police Department, told The Washington Post that the name won’t be released because of threats made against Ferguson police officers on social media sites.
The officer involved in the incident has been placed on paid administrative leave. There is no timetable for when police could release the officer’s name, Zoll said.
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A group claiming association with the online hacker collective Anonymous has said that they believe they know the name of the officer who shot Brown but are checking their information before releasing it. St. Louis police are investigating Brown's death at the request of Ferguson's police department.

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