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Ferguson Streets Quieter as National Guard Leaves

Ferguson Streets Quieter as National Guard Leaves
National Guard troops in Ferguson, Missouri
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08/22/2014 AT 06:15 PM EDT

As violent protests in the shooting death of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer subsided, National Guard troops began leaving Ferguson, Missouri, on Friday, and residents were emotional.

"Everybody is touched by this," Pecolua Thurman, 42, who marched Thursday night, tells PEOPLE. "It's not just our voice. It's everybody's voices. We all know a Mike Brown. I think that's how people feel all over the country."

Two weeks after 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot, the St. Louis County police department released a report of the incident in response to a lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Missouri asking that the report be made public, Time reports.

Obtained by PEOPLE, the report lists the nature of the offense as "homicide," but provides no further detail. Meanwhile, a grand jury continues to hear evidence about the events of Aug. 9 when Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot Brown.



U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has said a federal investigation is also underway.

Though protests have quieted, residents continue marching and speaking out about the turmoil their city has suffered.

"The trust is broken," protestor Julius Edwards, 25, tells PEOPLE. "I don't know what it's going to take to rebuild it."

Reporting by ELAINE ARADILLAS

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