Ferguson plans permanent memorial to Michael Brown
FERGUSON (AP) - The makeshift memorial that marked the site where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer in August will be removed and replaced with a permanent plaque.
Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III joined Brown's father, Michael Brown Sr., in announcing Wednesday the plaque will be placed in the road as part of a project to resurface Canfield Drive, where the shooting occurred.
The announcement came on what would have been Michael Brown's 19th birthday. Brown's father said the plaque will include the likeness of a dove.
The temporary memorial, which appeared in the hours after the shooting, was expected to be taken down Wednesday.