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Report: St. Louis County Police to Be Taken Off Duty in Ferguson

Tactical officers fire tear gas on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Authorities in Ferguson used tear gas and rubber bullets to try to disperse a large crowd Monday night that had gathered at the site of a burned-out convenience store damaged a night earlier, when many businesses in the area were looted. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

Update: St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Joel Currier tweeted that the police department is "not aware" of the reports.

The St. Louis County Police Department will reportedly be relieved of duty in Ferguson, Missouri, amid the escalating situation between law enforcement and protesters over the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.


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