Catherine Thompson

Catherine Thompson is a senior editor for Talking Points Memo in New York City. She came to the site in 2013 and reported on national affairs. Previously, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. She can be reached at

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Update 9:30 a.m.: It's unclear where and when Ferguson police plan to release the officer's name, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Ferguson, Mo. police on Friday morning were expected to identify the officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown last weekend. Watch live below at 9 a.m. ET, courtesy of St. Louis TV station KTVI:

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) said Friday that the "militarization" of local law enforcement created a less safe environment for protesters in Ferguson, where the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by police had outraged the community over the past week.

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