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Missouri governor criticises police over CCTV footage

17 August 2014 Last updated at 18:19 BST

Missouri governor Jay Nixon has criticised police for releasing CCTV footage which apparently shows shooting victim Michael Brown stealing.

Speaking to US broadcaster CBS' Face The Nation programme, he said the release of the footage nearly a week after a policeman shot Mr Brown in Ferguson, St Louis, had "had an incendiary effect" by "attempting to besmirch" the dead man.

"We are trying to keep that balance of letting people speak, grieve, be heard but keep the peace," he said.