ST. LOUIS (AP) – One of the mourners at today’s funeral for Michael Brown says she’s there to “pray for the family and pray for peace.”
As people filed into a church sanctuary in St. Louis, poster-sized photos of Brown were on display near the casket, along with another photo of him as a small child.
Brown’s father has asked for a break in the protests that followed the fatal shooting of the black 18-year-old by a white police officer.
Brown’s death on Aug. 9 spurred several protests, some that turned into rioting and looting, though recent nights have been calm. A grand jury is considering evidence in deciding whether Ferguson officer Darren Wilson should face criminal charges. The Justice Department is also investigating the shooting.
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