Sep 9, 8:04 PM EDT

Missouri judge denies request for any juvenile records of 18-year-old fatally shot by police

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CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- A judge has denied a request to release any juvenile records of an unarmed 18-year-old shot to death last month by police.

It's not known if Michael Brown had a juvenile record. But a St. Louis County family court judge on Tuesday denied the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's request for any. Brown was shot to death Aug. 9 by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

Juvenile records are confidential in Missouri, but under state law, being charged with certain violent crimes removes those privacy protections. Police have said Brown had no adult criminal record.

A juvenile court system lawyer said at a hearing last week that Brown did not face any juvenile charges at the time of his death and never was convicted of a serious felony such as murder or burglary.

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