McCaskill says shooting of Ferguson police shows 'disconnect'

4 years 9 months 2 days ago Friday, March 13 2015 Mar 13, 2015 Friday, March 13, 2015 11:12:10 AM CDT March 13, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press and James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

FERGUSON (AP) - U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill told NBC's "Today" show Friday morning the shooting in Ferguson highlights "a disconnect between some communities in this country and law enforcement." She said, "We've got to go back to the drawing board."

The Senator also said the federal government needs to continue doing what it is doing in Ferguson and tell the police department "that some of the conduct that they've engaged in is unacceptable," she said.

Dozens of people gathered for a candlelight vigil Thursday night, praying for peace and expressing sympathy for the officers, who've now been released from the hospital. 

There were still no arrests in the shootings of the two police officers Friday morning. Several people were taken in for questioning, but they were later released. The two officers were released from the hospital Thursday. They were shot in front of the city's police department, where protesters had gathered after the resignation of the city's police chief.

[Editor's note: this story has been changed from its original format to include more relevent information.]

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