Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D), has "called upon Attorney-General Eric Holder and St Louis county prosecutor Bob McCulloch to 'meet expectations' by finding justice for Michael Brown and his family 'thoroughly, promptly and correctly'. " Holder has publicly indicated that the Justice Department investigation will be fair and thorough, but has privately assured black leaders that the DOJ "is determined to see justice achieved." However, like the Trayvon Martin shooting, it appears that their case is already falling apart. Fox News reports:
Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of Michael Brown touched off more than a week of demonstrations, suffered severe facial injuries, including an orbital (eye socket) fracture, and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown moments before firing his gun, ...(Updated 8/21/2014): The Washington Post quotes Holder as saying at a news conference:
“This attorney general and this Department of Justice stands for the people of Ferguson,” Holder said in a news conference in Washington.
Holder met with Ferguson officials, community leaders, and Brown’s family. He said it was apparent that residents took great pride in their town. He told them that he “personally” understood their mistrust of law enforcement.