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Caitlin MacNeal

Caitlin MacNeal is a News Writer based in Washington, D.C. Before joining TPM, Caitlin interned and wrote for the Huffington Post, the Sunlight Foundation and Slate. She is a graduate of Georgetown University.

Articles by Caitlin

Attorney General Eric Holder will visit Ferguson, Mo. on Wednesday where he will meet with federal law enforcement officers and community leaders, President Obama announced during a Monday press conference.

The Department of Justice is conducting its own investigation into the death of Michael Brown, the black teen shot by a police officer last week. Holder on Sunday ordered a federal autopsy of Brown.

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A woman who identified herself as a friend of Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot Michael Brown, called into a radio show on Friday, allegedly with Wilson's account of the incident. She claimed Brown "bum rushes" Wilson during the minutes leading up to the shooting, according to an account Wilson's significant other gave to her.

A source that claimed to have detailed knowledge of the investigation told CNN on Monday that the account from the caller is accurate and matches Wilson's account of the shooting.

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Missouri state Highway Patrol Cpt. Ron Johnson, who is leading police operations in Ferguson, addressed the crowd at a rally for Michael Brown in a Ferguson church, expressing sympathy for the Brown family and solidarity with the community.

"My heart goes out to you, and I say that I'm sorry. And I wear this uniform, and I should stand up here and say that I’m sorry," Johnson began in his speech at the Greater Grace Church.

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Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO), who represents Ferguson, Mo., on Saturday said that he doesn't trust the Ferguson police to conduct a fair investigation into the death of Michael Brown, the black teen who was shot by a police officer.

"I have absolutely no confidence in the Ferguson police, the county prosecutor," Clay told CREDO's Ferguson Justice Live. "We know we won't get a fair shake there."

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