The Latest From Ferguson
- ACLU obtains incident reports from Brown shooting
* Governor orders National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson
- Prosecutor says he is “not walking away” from the Brown case
- Attorney General Holder: I “stand with the people of Ferguson”
- Officer who threatened to kill demonstrators is suspended
- Prosecutor says may take until October to present all evidence to grand jury
Michael Brown’s body is laid to rest Monday at St. Peter’s Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo.
Capt. Ron Johnson held a news conference at around 1:30 a.m. local time. He said the protests Saturday night had been fairly calm, but six people had been arrested.
Johnson said four of the six people arrested were from out of the state and had been previously arrested.
Saturday night in Ferguson, people peacefully gathered in the streets. The protest was smaller than previous nights.
In Washington, D.C. Saturday night, hundreds peacefully marched through Chinatown in solidarity with Ferguson.
The White House announced it is sending three officials to Michael Brown’s memorial on Monday in Ferguson.
One of the three officials, Marlon Marshall, attended high school with Brown’s mother Lesley McSpadden in St. Louis, CNN reported. The other officials include Heather Foster, who is part of the White House Office of Public Engagement, and Broderick Johnson, who leads the White House’s My Brother’s Keeper Task Force.
Brown’s public memorial will be held at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis and Rev. Al Sharpton will be giving a eulogy.
A police officer at a department a few miles outside Ferguson has been suspended for posting comments on Facebook about the protesters, like that they should have been “put down like a rabid dog,” the Daily Caller reports.
The Glendale, Mo., department announced in a statement yesterday that they suspended Matthew Pappert, who has been an officer since 2008, after “several very concerning and inappropriate posts on his personal Facebook page.”
“I’m sick of these protesters,” says another one of the posts. “You are a burden on society and a blight on the community.”
Jacob Fischler reports: A long message to the Support Officer Wilson GoFundMe page was posted Friday afternoon, noting that donations will now go directly to a 501c3 charity called Shield of Hope, which the post says is designated “the authorized charity for donations on behalf of Darren Wilson.” Shield of Hope appears to be linked with the local police union in St. Louis County, Lodge 15 of the Fraternal Order of Police.
Grand Jury in Brown case has three black members, nine white.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: “The grand jury that is hearing evidence in the Michael Brown shooting death has one black man and two black women on the panel, and six white men and three white women.”
The demographics roughly reflect the racial breakdown of St. Louis County’s population, which is about 24 percent black and about 68 percent white, according to the report.
Ferguson Police Department issues incident report.
Later in the day, the ACLU told Chris Geidner it accidentally left off three pages of the report and it was not empty
St. Louis County police on Thursday released information on the 204 people they had arrested since protests began.
Nine of the arrested were from Ferguson, and a majority came from St. Louis, Jennings, Florissant, and other surrounding areas. A handful of people were from cities out of state, including San Francisco, New York, and Chicago.
More than half of people arrested were suspected of refusal to disperse. About 30 were expected to be charged with burglary or possessing stolen goods. One man from Austin, Texas, was arrested three times for failing to move; a man from St. Louis suburb Creve Coeur was arrested twice.
The data does not include arrests made by the Ferguson Police Department or other agencies.