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November 28th, 2014
05:09 PM ET

Ferguson shooting a tragedy, U.N. torture panel member says

(CNN) - The events in Ferguson, Missouri, are a "tragedy," but the United Nations Committee Against Torture "has to respect the decision" of authorities not to prosecute Officer Darren Wilson for shooting Michael Brown, committee member Alessio Bruni said Friday.

Bruni made his comments at a news conference about the release of a committee report that criticizes racial profiling and excessive use of force by U.S. police.

While the report does not specifically mention the Ferguson case, it does express concern about the militarization of U.S. police departments.

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