FERGUSON, Mo. – NewsChannel 5 has learned the FBI will work in parallel investigations with the state in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
The FBI investigation will center on federal civil rights violations. St. Louis County will investigate Brown's death and look into state civil rights violations according to an FBI spokesperson.
We've also learned the Department of Justice will send special prosecutors to Ferguson to help with the investigation.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has ordered the Missouri Highway Patrol to replace St. Louis County Police as the agency providing security in Ferguson.
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