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Attorney: Brown shooting witness 'has nothing to hide'

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CNN's Chris Cuomo speaks to attorneys for Dorian Johnson, a friend of Michael Brown who was witness to the shooting Aug. 9 in Ferguson, MO. (Source: CNN) CNN's Chris Cuomo speaks to attorneys for Dorian Johnson, a friend of Michael Brown who was witness to the shooting Aug. 9 in Ferguson, MO. (Source: CNN)

FERGUSON, MO (CNN) - The tensions on the streets have eased Friday in the town where Michael Brown was shot by police officer Darren Wilson.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder assigned scores of FBI agents and Justice Department investigators to look into Brown's Aug. 9 death. Police said Brown and Wilson struggled over the officer's gun, while some witnesses said the 18-year-old had his hands up when he was shot.

Last week, Ferguson police released video they said showed Brown stealing a box of cigars from a convenience store moments before the shooting.

One of the key witnesses in the case figures to be Dorian Johnson, who was with Brown when he was shot. His lawyer addressed questions of the strong-arm robbery and other events that may arise from the two friends' past.

"He has nothing to hide," said James Williams, the attorney representing Johnson. "He and Michael Brown were innocent victims here. And so the fact whoever the powers might be want to make this about something other than what happened by bringing up the past."

The grand jury meeting in Clayton, MO, will examine whether charges should be filed against Wilson. It is not expected to have a decision on charges before mid-October.

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