U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has ordered a federal medical examiner to perform an additional autopsy on the body of Michael Brown.  The move comes at the request of Brown's family.  The unarmed teen was shot to death by a police officer in Ferguson more than a week ago, although details of the confrontation between the two are unknown.

Reverend Al Sharpton says the deadly police shooting of unarmed Michael Brown and the ensuing investigation is a "defining moment in this country."  He spoke Sunday at a rally held in a Ferguson church.  Sharpton said this is a defining moment in how the country deals with police and the rights of citizens.  Also attending the gathering was Martin Luther King the Third, the son of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.  King called for a special prosecutor to be assigned to the case because the public has no confidence in St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch.  A petition drive is under way that requests that he step down from the case.

 

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