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Police Say They Won’t Release Name of Officer Who Shot, Killed Michael Brown

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Protesters form a line against Missouri State Police during a protest in Ferguson, Missouri on August 11, 2014. People are protesting the police shooting of the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown on August 9, 2014.  Rioting and looting took place in the community on August 10. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Protesters form a line against Missouri State Police during a protest in Ferguson, Missouri on August 11, 2014. People are protesting the police shooting of the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown on August 9, 2014. Rioting and looting took place in the community on August 10. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOX) - Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson tells KMOX that the name of the officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown won’t be released for the foreseeable future, at least until he’s either compelled to by a judge or if there are charges filed against the police officer.

Jackson says this is due to death threats called into the police department and posted on social media.

Jackson also says there are social media rumors swirling with a name of Ferguson police officer, but this is not the name of the officer involved.

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Some commentators on online news stories are posting photos claiming that they are the children of the Ferguson police officer, and Jackson says they are not.

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