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August 21st, 2014
11:11 PM ET

Was there a struggle between Michael Brown and Officer Wilson?

A private autopsy found that Michael Brown was shot at least six times. But so far, there is little verifiable information on what happened in the moments before Officer Wilson opened fire. Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen looks at the clues that forensic scientists will use to piece together Michael Brown's final moments.

How many times did Officer Wilson pull the trigger? Susan Candiotti looks at what investigators can learn from ballistics evidence.

Go behind the scenes of Elizabeth Cohen's visit to South Carolina's Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

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Filed under: Elizabeth Cohen • Ferguson • Michael Brown • Susan Candiotti
August 21st, 2014
10:58 PM ET

Kids in Ferguson dealing with chaos

Children living in Ferguson were supposed to return to school this week. Instead, they have been dealing with curfews, marches, looting and violence. Ed Lavandera looks at what life has been like for some of Ferguson's youngest residents.

George Howell visits a shelter in Ferguson lending a helping hand to those in need.

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August 21st, 2014
10:40 PM ET

Michael Brown's parents speak: Hug your sons, hug your daughters

Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. are preparing to bury their teenage son, something no parent should ever have to do. The funeral is set for Monday, and it comes after days of protests and violence in Ferguson, Missouri. Anderson Cooper sat down with Michael Brown’s heartbroken parents and their lawyer, Benjamin Crump. They discussed their search for justice, the public's misperceptions of their son, police profiling and more.

Watch part 2 of Anderson's interview

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August 21st, 2014
10:33 PM ET

Ferguson Mayor Knowles: There are obviously people who feel disconnected

In an interview this week, Ferguson Mayor James Knowles claimed that there is no racial divide in his city. Anderson pressed for answers about the racial makeup of Ferguson's police force and city council.

Reverend Robert White of the Peace of Mind Church of Happiness has been a big part of the effort to keep the peace in Ferguson.

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August 21st, 2014
10:20 PM ET

How reliable are eyewitnesses?

Several eyewitnesses have stepped forward with their accounts of the altercation between Michael Brown and Officer Darren Wilson. One thing that stands out: none of the accounts agrees precisely with all the others. Some paint entirely different pictures of what happened. AC360 assembled several witness accounts so you can see for yourself.

Anderson discussed the reliability of eyewitnesses with Iowa State University psychology professor Gary Wells, who has written extensively on the subject.

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August 20th, 2014
11:35 PM ET

Looking back on the life and work of journalist James Foley

James Foley was kidnapped in November 2012 while reporting on the conflict in Syria. Today we are learning that the U.S. launched a failed attempt to rescue him and other hostages earlier this summer. Foley has now been beheaded by ISIS terrorists. We want to look back on the courageous way in which he lived his life and the work he was so passionate about.

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Filed under: Iraq • ISIS • James Foley
August 20th, 2014
11:27 PM ET

New Video: Does it back up the police's version of a deadly shooting in St. Louis?

CNN has obtained new video of the shooting of a 23-year-old African American man by police in Saint Louis. The man is said to be mentally disturbed. Officers say he was waving a knife and charged at them. Watch the video and decide for yourself. Anderson also discussed the case with Chris Cuomo who has been reporting on this story.

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August 20th, 2014
11:17 PM ET

Trayvon Martin's mother: It cannot get worse than this

Sybrina Fulton is one of the few people who know what Michael Brown's family is dealing with right now. In 2012, her 17-year-old son Trayvon Martin was shot to death by volunteer neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman. Anderson spoke with Ms. Fulton who said that one of her first thoughts after learning of the shooting in Ferguson was 'here we go again.'

Benjamin Crump represented Trayvon Martin's family after his shooting. He is now representing Michael Brown's family. Mr. Crump discussed the Browns' meeting today with Attorney General Eric Holder.


Filed under: Ferguson • Michael Brown • Trayvon Martin
August 20th, 2014
11:10 PM ET

Why few police shootings lead to indictments

It is still not clear what happened during the altercation between Michael Brown and Officer Darren Wilson. It could take months to find out whether criminal charges will be filed against him. Anderson spoke to former Los Angeles police officer and author David Klinger about why the vast majority of police shootings do not result in an indictment.

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August 20th, 2014
11:02 PM ET

'I see the officer get out of the car and immediately start shooting'

Michael Brady is stepping forward with a new account of Michael Brown's final moments. He was inside his apartment when he first heard Brown's altercation with Officer Darren WIlson, then he saw it out the window. Brady says he ran outside after the first shots were fired. He tells Anderson that's when the next round of shooting began.

Michael Brady is offering just one of a growing number of sometimes conflicting accounts of what happened in the moments before Michael Brown lost his life. Randi Kaye takes a closer look.


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