A woman pauses, Aug. 15, 2014, before a makeshift memorial in the middle of the street where Michael Brown was killed by police Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo.
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ACLU: Michael Brown incident report lacks key details


FERGUSON, Missouri— The police officer who shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown may not have filled out a detailed incident report following the Aug. 9 shooting.

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During a briefing with the St. Louis County Prosecutor’s Office on Thursday, prosecutors told NBC News that since turning over the investigation into Brown’s death, the Ferguson Police Department had yet to generate an incident report.

Late Wednesday night, the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri released what it described as a report turned over to it by the police department following a lawsuit it filed to obtain the records. The report is scant on details typically found on an incident report involving a homicide. It lists little more than the date, time and location of the incident. But more curious are the timestamps on the document.

According to information on the report a supervisor had not reviewed the document until Aug. 19, 10 days after the fatal shooting. And final approval wasn’t given until Aug. 20.

The ACLU released the report via Twitter on Friday night.

The prosecutors office says no report, narrative, or details from the investigation will be released to the public while there is a grand jury empaneled to review the incident.

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ACLU: Michael Brown incident report lacks key details