Ferguson police officer who shot unarmed 18-year-old has lived quiet, sometimes turbulent life

  • by: JIM SUHR , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 20, 2014 - 5:40 PM

FERGUSON, Mo. — A white police officer whose shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old ignited racial upheaval in a St. Louis suburb has been characterized as either an aggressor whose deadly gunfire constituted a daylight execution or a law enforcer wrongly maligned for just doing his job.

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