Holder Heads to Ferguson

By Leanne Gregg

Published 08/20 2014 11:56AM

Updated 08/20 2014 12:03PM

(NBC News)  U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is traveling to Ferguson, Missouri to discuss the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.

The attorney general will attend meetings with leaders of Ferguson, FBI investigators and federal prosecutors about the ongoing federal investigation.

His arrival follows one of the most peaceful nights in more than a week.
Protesters were back on the streets of Ferguson Tuesday night, but in fewer numbers.

"Tonight we saw a different dynamic," Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson said.  "I think that turning point was made by the activists, clergy, and the volunteers and men and women of law enforcement who partnered together to make a difference." 

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