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Missouri Governor 'Pleased' Cop Who Shot Teen Was ID'd: 'Long Overdue'

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"I’m pleased that the people of Ferguson and the region began to get some long-overdue information today, and I will continue to call for openness and transparency as the parallel investigations into this tragedy proceed to their necessary conclusions," Nixon, a Democrat, said in a statement. "For the sake of the family, the citizens of Ferguson, and the entire region, it is vital that the investigations into the shooting death of Michael Brown move forward in a thorough, open and transparent manner to ensure that trust is restored and justice is done."