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Nixon Says He Will Not Appoint a Special Prosecutor to Brown Case

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon listens to residents and faith and community leaders as they discuss unrest in the town of Ferguson following the shooting death of Michael Brown during a forum held at Christ the King UCC Church on Aug. 14, 2014 in Florissant, Mo. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon listens to residents and faith and community leaders as they discuss unrest in the town of Ferguson following the shooting death of Michael Brown during a forum held at Christ the King UCC Church on Aug. 14, 2014 in Florissant, Mo. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Gov. Jay Nixon spoke on the Hancock and Kelly show on KMOX, saying he will not appoint a special prosecutor to take over the Michael Brown case.

“Does that mean you are giving a full vote of confidence to Bob McCulloch to properly move forward with this case?” Nixon was asked.

“Like I said, the people of St. Louis County, you know, chose him,” Nixon replied. “I think when you get into challenging times like this, I’ve said before, I think you embrace the pillars of democracy.”

Nixon said he “didn’t want to get into a debate,” when asked if his appointment of a special prosecutor might relieve tension on the streets.

Protestors outside McCulloch’s office in Clayton, Mo., today presented 70,000 petition signatures saying they don’t have confidence in the prosecuting attorney.

State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed says Nixon should “man up,” and replace McCulloch.

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