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08/19/2014 05:23 pm ET Updated Aug 19, 2014

Kansas City Cop, Marc Catron, Under Investigation After Racist Michael Brown Facebook Posts

A Kansas City police officer is under scrutiny after he weighed in on the Michael Brown shooting on Facebook.

KCTV reported on Monday that Marc Catron is under internal review after he published two racist Facebook posts, including the one below.

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The photo is not of Michael Brown, who was killed by a Ferguson police officer earlier this month. As the Oregonian reports, it is actually a picture of a Washington County murder suspect.

But, as Gawker points out, "if you're a racist and all black men look alike to you, then, sure, it's Michael Brown."

Catron also re-posted a meme that said "Remember how white people rioted after OJ's acquittal? Me Neither."

Again, as Gawker notes, Simpson had access to a team of high-priced lawyers, something most caught up in the criminal justice system do not have.

It's unclear when the Facebook posts were published, and the department wouldn't tell KCTV anything about what punishments Catron could face.

But the department's social media policy says officers can't post anything that could "negatively affect the public or professional perception of the department."

Officers must also refrain from posting anything that would "ridicule, malign, disparage or otherwise express bias anything any race, any religion or other protected class of individuals."

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08/26/2014 7:49 AM EDT

The Toll On Michael Brown's Family

USA Today's Yamiche Alcindor provides an intimate look at how Michael Brown's parents have been dealing with the loss of their son:

Phones constantly ring with reporters asking for interviews or family members offering support. Last week, as demands reached a tipping point, both parents moved into hotels to shield themselves.

In the days leading up to the funeral, Brown's mother continued to cry and spoke in whispers as she tried to explain her feelings.

"They say tomorrow is going to be the hardest day, but I think today was — just seeing my baby laying there, cold," Lesley McSpadden, 34, told USA TODAY. "It did something to my heart. It's too much. It's too much."

Read the rest at USA Today.

08/26/2014 7:44 AM EDT

New Audio Allegedly Captures Moment Michael Brown Was Shot

New audio has surfaced that allegedly captures the moment when Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot dead by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, on Aug. 9.

CNN aired the unverified recording on Monday night. Six shots can be heard, followed by a pause, then several more. A private autopsy performed on Aug. 17 at the request of Brown's family found that the 18-year-old was shot 6 times, including twice in the head.

Read the rest here.

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