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Why Police Say They Won't Release ID of Officer in Teen's Shooting

ABC News' Steve Osunsami talks to Chief Tom Jackson about the protests sparked by the shooting death of an unarmed teen in Missouri.
1:23 | 08/13/14

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We just finished talking with the police chief here and Ferguson Missouri who shared a few details about what's going on in terms of their investigation. And releasing the name of the officer involved in the shooting. This eighteen year old. Why not religious -- -- officers -- two reasons. One is the county prosecutor list and I told the crowd that it is his office's policy to not release names and it was a formal charge. But on top of that we hear. An officer's name released him but social media was not the officer about. He's he's the town's death threats. All kinds of things we've seen people who -- hit with. Corporate bullets. Protesters they are you you just on the street. There you know their their the -- today you know why -- subject to this music. Well none of that happened until the rock stars. So the previous night. Violence. So what we need to do was once it starts getting well and we need to show it. That the people surrounding the family are continuing to hold rallies and protests and demonstrations. Urging the police to release this name and urging for justice in this case. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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