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August 18th, 2014
11:42 PM ET

Ferguson under fire

Anderson Cooper reports on the investigation into Michael Brown's death, and the violence that led Missouri's Governor to call in the National Guard.

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August 18th, 2014
11:39 PM ET

The financial impact on local businesses in Ferguson

More than 22,000 residents call Ferguson, Missouri their home. After several nights of protests and violence, the Saint Louis suburb looked more like a war zone. This is raising troubling questions about the future for some local businesses. Ana Cabrera takes a closer look.

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August 18th, 2014
11:29 PM ET

Are the police selectively releasing evidence in the Michael Brown investigation?

The release of surveillance video that shows an alleged robbery involving Michael Brown just before the shooting has enflamed tensions in Ferguson. Now serious questions are being asked about the decision to make that video public while keeping other parts of the investigation private. Anderson pressed for answers when he spoke with Detective Gabe Crocker, who is the President of the Saint Louis County Police Association.

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August 18th, 2014
11:20 PM ET

Witness Piaget Crenshaw describes the shooting of Michael Brown

Piaget Crenshaw saw the shooting of Michael Brown and recorded video of the immediate aftermath. She says she saw Brown wrestling with Officer Darren Wilson. Ms. Crenshaw also says it appeared that the officer was pulling Brown into his car. Anderson spoke with Piaget Crenshaw, along with her attorney Karen Louis.

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August 18th, 2014
11:14 PM ET

Autopsy sheds new light on Michael Brown's death, but key evidence is still missing

The preliminary results of a private autopsy reveal that Michael Brown was shot at least six times. Shawn Parcells is a medical investigator who assisted on that autopsy. He says the last two bullets fired at Michael Brown struck his head. Anderson spoke with Parcells about the key pieces of evidence that are still needed to put together a complete picture of what happened in Brown's final moments.

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August 18th, 2014
11:01 PM ET

Michael Brown's family attorney: They assassinated his person, now they are trying to assassinate his character

We are getting a new description of the shooting of Michael Brown from a woman calling herself "Josie" and claiming to be a friend of the police officer who fired the fatal shots. She describes Brown pushing officer Darren Wilson and punching him in the face. That contradicts the account given by Michael Brown's friend Dorian Johnson, who was with him at the time and witnessed the shooting. Attorney Benjamin Crump is representing the Brown family. He spoke to Anderson and described the shooting as an execution.

Click here to listen to the accounts of both "Josie" and Dorian Johnson.

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August 15th, 2014
11:33 PM ET

Ferguson Police: Video shows Michael Brown in store robbery

Six days after the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown, police released raw video from surveillance cameras they say show Brown robbing a convenience store on the day he was killed. Many in the Ferguson community, including Brown's family were outraged that information about the robbery was released immediately following the naming of the officer who killed Brown - without specifying whether the robbery was related to the shooting. CNN's Randi Kaye breaks down the surveillance video that's generating so much controversy.


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August 15th, 2014
11:21 PM ET

"Isn't that lying by omission?" – Don Lemon asks why Dorian Johnson didn't initially mention the convenience store robbery

As surveillance video is released from an apparent robbery at a local Ferguson, Missouri convenience store, on Friday evening Don Lemon interviewed Freeman Bosley Jr., Dorian Johnson's attorney.

Johnson appears to be depicted in the video alongside his late friend, Michael Brown.

Having initially appeared on CNN earlier in the week, Johnson failed to mention that he and his friend were involved in an incident at the store just hours before Brown was shot and killed by police.

While Bosley Jr. maintains that his client didn't lie in earlier interviews, Lemon presented an alternate perspective:

"Isn't that lying by omission," he asked.

Watch the above video to hear how the attorney answered that question, and also to learn more about Johnson's recent conversations with police following his friends death.

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August 15th, 2014
11:02 PM ET

Jason Carroll on "who was Michael Brown"

Reporting from the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, CNN's Jason Carroll profiles 18-year-old Michael Brown, the young man shot and killed by a local police officer nearly a week ago.

In his story, Carroll presents two distinct and opposing descriptions.

In one case, friends and family members describe the teen they knew as "Big Mike" to be a gentle giant, someone whose large build was matched only by an even bigger heart.

However, surveillance video from a nearby convenience store depicts Brown as an aggressive petty thief, one who shoplifted a package of cigars on the morning of his death.

For a balanced look at the teen that was Michael Brown, watch Carroll's report above.

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August 15th, 2014
10:41 PM ET

Ferguson Police Chief: Officer maybe saw Michael Brown carrying stolen cigars

On the same day Ferguson police announced the name of the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, they also released video implicating the teen in a robbery. CNN's Don Lemon spoke to Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson who says the officer who killed unarmed teen Brown might have seen him carrying stolen cigars. But why did Ferguson police opt to release surveillance video of the convenience-store incident, six days after the shooting - if the two situations aren't related?


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