Holder offers reassurance to people of Ferguson

August 21, 2014 10:55 AM

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Holder offers reassurance to people of Ferguson

ST. LOUIS (AP) - To reassure the people of Ferguson, Attorney General Eric Holder reached into his own past, recalling the times he had been stopped by police officers who seemed to target him because of his race.

On a visit to the St. Louis suburb that had endured more than a week of unrest, Holder sought to build confidence in the investigation into the death of the black 18-year-old who was shot by a white officer. The trip also underscored the priority to the Obama administration of civil rights in genera...

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