St. Louis County police to no longer police Ferguson amid protests
St. Louis County, Mo., police will no longer be involved in the policing of Ferguson, Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Mo., said Thursday, according to Bloomberg News reporter Derek Wallbank.
Protests have racked the St. Louis suburb for five straight nights after a police officer killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager.
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Photo: A protester kicks a smoke grenade that had been deployed by police back in their direction on Wednesday in Ferguson, Missouri. (EFF ROBERSON / AP via NBCNews.com)