FERGUSON, Mo. – NewsChannel 5 has learned the FBI will now take over a large part of the investigation into the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
The FBI will oversee all operations, protests and other activities in Ferguson.
Local police agencies, including St. Louis County police will now operate under the direction of the FBI.
We've also learned the department of justice will send special prosecutors to Ferguson to help with the investigation.
Apparently the story above is WRONG:
"I don't know why that's being reported," spokeswoman at St. Louis FBI office says of this tweet: http://t.co/6KUakPqUoX— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) August 14, 2014
FBI St. Louis Field Office spox Cheryl Mimura says the FBI has its civil rights investigation, but that's it. Not taking over local invest.— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) August 14, 2014
Can a news station really have made something up out of whole cloth?
Don't answer that.
Missouri Gov Nixon announces state highway patrol will be taking over security in Ferguson pic.twitter.com/D8Z5tF6kSv— Jon Passantino (@passantino) August 14, 2014