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AG Holder Arrives in Ferguson After Subdued Protests

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has arrived in Missouri to meet with the FBI and other officials carrying out an independent federal investigation into 18-year-old Michael Brown's shooting death.
 
Holder arrived in St. Louis shortly before 11 a.m. CST Wednesday and was expected to head to nearby Ferguson. He was accompanied by several Justice Department officials, including members of its Civil Rights division.
 
A white police officer shot Brown on Aug. 9, setting off nightly clashes between police and protesters in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.
 
A small group of protesters on Wednesday gathered outside the building where a grand jury could begin hearing evidence to determine whether the police officer should be charged in Brown's death.
 
The roughly two dozen protesters chanted, prayed and held signs outside the St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton, Missouri. They called for county prosecutor Bob McCulloch to relinquish control of the case to a special prosecutor, among other things.
 
About 20 police officers stood outside the building's front entrance, which was also blocked off by yellow police tape.
 
It could be weeks before the grand jury decides whether Officer Darren Wilson should stand trial for Brown's Aug. 9 death.

The funeral for Brown is scheduled for Monday at a church in St. Louis.
 
The Austin A. Layne Mortuary, which is handling arrangements, says the funeral is set for 10 a.m. Monday at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church. Brown's uncle, the Rev. Charles Ewing, will deliver the eulogy, and the Rev. Al Sharpton will also speak.
 
Brown will be buried at St. Peter's Cemetery in St. Louis County.    (AP)
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