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Memphis police enforce tense calm after killing, unrest

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Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2019 4:45 pm

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Police enforced a tense calm on Thursday in a Memphis neighborhood where 25 officers were injured by a rock-throwing crowd following a black man's shooting death by U.S. marshals on a fugitive task force.

Elected officials condemned the crowd as violent, and the police chief pleaded for patience while state authorities investigated the killing. Unanswered questions about the circumstances left many people angry as they recalled with bitterness a litany of police-involved shootings around the country.

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