Without a criminal indictment, Michael Brown's family might have no better legal recourse than to sue local authorities for the African-American teenager's fatal shooting by a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer.
U.S. President Barack Obama is concerned and disappointed at the violence that broke out after a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer for the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, a White House aide said on Tuesday.
Mayor James Knowles said the officer who shot Michael Brown remains on leave pending an internal investigation. Meanwhile, he criticized Mo. gov. Jay Nixon for his delayed response to unrest in Ferguson.
Aiming to head off more looting and rioting, Missouri's governor on Tuesday ordered National Guard reinforcements into the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson following overnight violence ignited by the clearing of a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager.