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August 14th, 2014
05:59 PM ET

Michael Brown family attorney: 'this is not a black, white issue'

Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) – As Ferguson is bracing for a potential fifth night of violent protests over the police shooting of unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown, the Missouri governor announced that the Missouri State Highway Patrol will take control of security in the St. Louis suburb.

In a press conference, Governor Jay Nixon announced that Ferguson County Police Department and the St. Louis County Police Department would no longer be in charge.

Anthony Gray, one of the attorneys for Michael Brown's family, is pleased with the decision.

"I think what the Governor is trying to do is find some solutions and think out of the box. I agree with him: a shift in approach and mentality is great," Gray told CNN's Jake Tapper. "I do think this would allow us the space we need to perhaps make a change on the street."
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