Chief Thomas Jackson
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Michael Brown shooting: Ferguson officer identified

15 August 2014 Last updated at 15:33 BST

The police officer who killed an unarmed black teenager, sparking days of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, has been identified as Darren Wilson.

Michael Brown, 18, was shot on Saturday in an incident widely seen as an act of police brutality.

Darren Wilson is a six-year veteran of the police force with no disciplinary record, Chief Thomas Jackson said.