U.S. Justice Department investigates Ferguson police

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Department of Justice civil rights investigators have heard one story after another about police harassment and brutality in Ferguson, a suburban St. Louis town where 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer last month.

At least 300 people who live in and near Ferguson crammed into a community college meeting room Wednesday evening to tell investigators about their experiences.

No timetable was offered for completion of the investigation.

There was no public comment period but tables were set up for people to share their concerns privately with investigators. Several said they shared stories of how police too often target black motorists or act too aggressively toward black residents.

Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson has said he welcomes the investigation.

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